Domestic violence ends in murder attempt

A husband is suspected of attempting to kill his wife after a domestic fight in an apartment in Kanegusuku, Haebaru, on Dec. 1.

According to Yonabaru Police, the son of the woman who is in her 70’s, found his mother lying on the ground bleeding from her stomach and called the police. The son told the police, “My father stabbed my mother on the stomach and ran away.”

Police say that the woman had suffered several stab wounds on her stomach. She was taken to a hospital I serious condition, but her injuries are not life threatening.

The woman’s husband left the apartment before the police arrived, and is still at large. Investigators say that he took with him the knife he had used in the attack, and it has not been found yet.