Chisako Kakehi poisoned and killed elderly men to access vast amounts of wealth
07 Noviembre 2017 16:48
A Japanese court has sentenced a one-time millionairess dubbed the ‘Black Widow’ to death by hanging, after she tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and kept millions in insurance payouts and inheritance.
Chisako Kakehi, 70, was sentenced by Kyoto District Court over the murder of three men – including her husband – and the attempted murder of one more, The Guardian reported.
Kakehi has become a household name (but for the wrong reasons) after using poison cyanide to kill a number of elderly men she was involved with, drawing comparisons with the spider that kills its mate after intercourse.
‘The accused made the victims drink a cyanide compound with a murderous intention in all the four cases,’ Judge Ayako Nakagawa told the court, according to public broadcaster NHK.
Nakagawa rejected defence lawyers’ arguments that Kakehi was not criminally liable because she was suffering from dementia.