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Man arrested in his 83-year-old wife’s death


  • This June 5 law enforcement booking photo from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department shows Masaharu Ono. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Department via AP)
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. » Police have arrested an 89-year-old California man on a murder charge in connection with the death of his elderly wife.

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department says Masaharu Ono was booked Friday into the Sacramento County Jail on a single count of murder after sheriff’s deputies were called to the couple’s apartment and found his 83-year-old wife’s body.

The Sacramento Bee reports Ono reported finding his wife dead inside the Sacramento home. Authorities say that after an investigation it was determined the 83-year-old woman had injuries that contributed to her death and were suspicious in nature.

The department says investigators determined that Ono was responsible for the killing.

The Sacramento coroner’s office identified the victim as Hiroko Ono.

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