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Japan 'Black Widow' confesses to killing husband No. 4

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A one-time millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow” over the untimely deaths of lovers and a husband, admitted poisoning her last partner at her trial this week in a multiple murder case that has gripped Japan. Chisako Kakehi, 70, has become notorious over accusations…
A one-time millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow” over the untimely deaths of lovers and a husband, admitted poisoning her last partner at her trial this week in a multiple murder case that has gripped Japan.
Chisako Kakehi, 70, has become notorious over accusations she dispatched a number of elderly men she was involved with, drawing comparisons with the spider that kills its mate after copulation.
Kakehi is on trial for the murders of three men — including a husband — and the attempted murder of another, all to allow her to collect on insurance policies.
Prosecutors suspect she used cyanide to rid herself of her lovers, amassing a reported one billion yen ($8.8 million) in payouts over 10 years.
As her trial began this week into the 2013 killing of her fourth husband, she stunned the court by telling judges it was true she had murdered him.
“I was waiting for the right timing as I wanted to kill him out of deep hatred, ” the Asahi newspaper quoted her as saying on Monday.
The Fuji television network quoted her as saying on Monday that the crime was just “an issue of money.”
But on Wednesday, Kakehi appeared to step back from those statements.

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