#AceNewsServices – JAPAN – Nov.22 – Across the web and through sources l pick up a number of really interesting stories and as often as l can l post them.
‘ Black Widow Arrested for Suspected of Killing Seven Partners ‘
This one involves a 67-year-old millionairess who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide. As the story emerged her other six former partners had already died, in Japan’s latest apparent “black widow” case AFP reported.
Chisako Kakehi has been the beneficiary of a combined 800 million yen ($6.8 million) over the last two decades, Jiji Press said — insurance money and other assets she received after the seven men’s deaths.
Kakehi’s dalliance with death began in 1994 when her first husband passed away at the age of 54.
In 2006 her second husband, whom she had met through a dating agency, died of a stroke aged 69, while the third marriage ended in 2008 with the death of her 75-year-old partner, Jiji said.
A boyfriend, believed to have been suffering from some form of cancer, died a year later, and in 2012 her then-fiance met his fate after collapsing while riding a motorbike.
She has denied any involvement in his death.
“We suspect she did it for money,” a police investigator on the latest death said without giving details of the amount involved.
– ‘Doomed by fate’ –
Police are now working on the theory that she could have been behind the deaths of at least some of the other six.