Chisaku Kakehi – “Black Widow” Sentenced to Death
The Supreme Court of Japan has dismissed the appeal of 74-year-old serial killer Chisaku Kakehi, known as “Black Widow”.
She wrote that she had been convicted of murdering three men, including her husband, and an independent attempted murder.
The murders took place between 2007 and 2013. Kakehi is said to have poisoned his victims with cyanide and was sentenced to death in 2017.
A merciless crime
– I used a dating agency to meet older men. They were poisoned after you trusted them. Judge Yuriko Miyazaki said during the hearing that it was a cruel crime based on a strong and planned intention to kill. CNN.
Cyanide poisoning is a very serious poisoning caused by cyanide. The most common type of hydrocyanic acid cyanide (hydrogen cyanide). Cyanide poisoning can occur within seconds. It can cause a severe coma from cyanide poisoning and respiratory system cramps and cardiac arrest.
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According to prosecutors, Kakehi inherited millions after killing the victims. She would have lost a large part of her fortune on the stock market and got into a lot of debt, writes The Independent.
Convicted of three murders
Police began investigating the case after Kakehi’s husband died in 2013, less than two months after the wedding.
According to CNN, an autopsy report showed the presence of cyanide in the stomach and blood. Kakei was arrested 11 months later. The man who was previously engaged to Kakei, who died in a motorcycle accident, also had traces of cyanide in his body.
The ages of all victims ranged from 50 to 80 years old. Six men died while in a relationship with Kakehi, according to The Independent. Three of the dead were sentenced.
Rich and old men
The serial killer has received a lot of media attention. Kakee was known to hunt down wealthy old men, so she was given the nickname “Black Widow”, after the poisonous spider that killed her mate after mating.
Kakehi is said to have had an affair with the victims when they were poisoned, after which the process of inheritance actually began, according to CNN.
The date of the death sentence is not yet known.
Kahee’s legal team appealed the death sentence, arguing that she suffered from dementia and was unable to attend the trial. writes CNN.
In November 2017, the Kyoto District Court ruled that Kakei had developed dementia in 2015. According to The Independent, they still believed she could participate in the trial because her symptoms were not severe.
The Supreme Court has now dismissed his appeal and closed the case on Tuesday, according to Kakhi’s lawyer.