A 74-year-old Japanese woman dubbed the “Black Widow” after a venomous spider that brutally kills her partner after mating. He was to die by hanging after a court dismissed his petition to be executed on Tuesday.
Chisako Kakehi was 60 years old when she started the killing spree. based on three elderly couples including a man she married for less than a month. She also admitted to accidentally attempting to kill a fourth lover, using too low a dose of cyanide. which is her chosen weapon Later he died of cancer.
She was found guilty of all three murders and attempted murder in 2017. Three of her previous husbands also died. But prosecutors did not charge her with those deaths that were not considered suspect at the time. There are no plans to excavate the remains to test.
Kakehi left a trail of cursed evidence. including her dating service application She stated that potential couples would be elderly, ill, or childless. Prosecutors also found medical books in her home. where the page about poison traces of cyanide and a device used to conceal the lethal drug in her lover̵7;s food and drink.
The murder, in which she was eventually found guilty, took place between 2007 and 2013, during which she received more than $9 million in inheritance and insurance payments from the deceased. Prosecutors argued that she seduced them and convinced them that her love was serious. All the time working secretly to ensure that she is the main benefactor of their destiny She lost most of her money on bad stock trading. According to Japanese media reports
“I will laugh at and die if I am sentenced to death tomorrow.”
— Shisako Kakehi.
Her trial in 2017, which lasted four months. Capture Japan and question why dating services don’t have algorithms to catch people who are preying on wealthy or sick couples. Elderly and childless Her crime was discovered when traces of cyanide were found in the blood of her last victim. After police ordered an autopsy on the suspicion that the deaths of many couples were certainly not accidental.
She readily admitted killing her husband during the trial. Then later withdraw the confession. “I didn’t get paid after marrying him,” she said in court, according to reports. Japan Times. “I didn’t mean to hide my guilt. I will laugh at and die if I am sentenced to death tomorrow.”
Yuko Miyazaki, the presiding judge who sentenced Kakehi to the death penalty, will last. Calling her decision inevitable “She used cyanide on men after they made them trust her as a partner,” she said, according to broadcaster NHK. “It was a brutal and calculated crime based on strong intent to kill.”
Kakehi’s lawyers argued that the elderly killer had dementia and should not be executed. Hanging date not set