Haifa man suspected of stabbing wife

August 26, 2010 11:48

77-year-old man arrested after wife, 74, found dead at home.

Magen David Adom (MDA) ambulance

MDA 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

A 77-year-old Haifa resident was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of stabbing his 74-year-old wife to death.

A Magen David Adom crew arrived at the scene and were unable to resuscitate the woman; later pronouncing her dead.

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According to police, the suspect said that at around 5:00 a.m, while his wife was asleep, he took hold of a knife and stabbed her numerous times.

Approximately four hours later he called the police and told them that he had "murdered his wife."

The husband explained that he decided to put an end to his wife's life due to the couple's turbulent relationship, saying that she had made his life miserable for a number of years.

Neighbors reported that they did not hear anything strange from the couple's home.

The Ukrainian couple were new immigrants and had been married for 18 years.

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