A 25-year-outdated lady who was arrested last week for the alleged 2018 murder of her aged rich husband in western Japan is suspected of acquiring prepared to sell at the very least a single of the expensive paintings he owned, investigative sources reported Thursday.
Saki Sudo requested an artwork dealer to examine the portray owned by Kosuke Nozaki, 77, president of a liquor income organization and actual estate enterprise in Wakayama Prefecture who had amassed assets worth all around 1.3 billion yen ($11 million), the sources mentioned.
Nozaki published an autobiography in 2016 in which he likened himself to the legendary Spanish playboy Don Juan, boasting to have presented 3 billion yen to 4,000 “stunning women.”
Photograph taken June 4, 2018, exhibits autobiographies by Kosuke Nozaki. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Sudo allegedly created the ask for immediately after Nozaki’s dying in Could 2018, just a few months into their marriage. The man owned a number of high-priced artworks amid other luxury things, according to the sources.
They did not say regardless of whether Sudo essentially gained a valuation from the vendor or sold the painting.
Sudo is suspected of producing Nozaki to ingest a deadly volume of an illegal stimulant drug with the deliberate intent to eliminate him at their dwelling in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, according to the law enforcement.
She denied the allegations all through voluntary questioning just before her arrest on April 28, the sources claimed. Neighborhood police have declined to disclose no matter whether she has produced a confession considering that her arrest.
Sudo, who is from Sapporo on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido, told a buddy that she married Nozaki in February 2018 due to the fact he agreed to give her 1 million yen every single thirty day period, according to the mate.
Even so, she generally stayed in Tokyo even soon after the relationship and Nozaki, unhappy with the circumstance, had asked her for a divorce right before the alleged murder, the sources claimed.
The residence of Kosuke Nozaki, dubbed “Don Juan,” in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, is pictured on April 28, 2021. (Kyodo)
The law enforcement are investigating how Sudo secured income just after her husband’s loss of life as she moved house numerous situations next the alleged murder before settling down in a condominium in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward. They despatched Sudo to prosecutors on April 29.
Nozaki was discovered lifeless at the couple’s residence with traces of a stimulant drug uncovered in his technique but no needle marks on his entire body, prompting the police to examine the scenario as a feasible poisoning murder.
Presented the notoriety Nozaki had acquired through his autobiography, his suspicious dying attracted community interest.
The sources claimed previously that Sudo researched about stimulants on the internet and contacted a drug supplier.
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