Murder vs Divorce: Which Pays Better? Let’s Ask the Black Widows of Japan

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Japan’s Black Widows prefer murder to Divorce

This story about a Japanese woman named Chisako Kakehi is very interesting on a whole lot of different levels. This woman, 70, killed a bunch of guys she was intimately involved with and one of them was her husband. Why? Apparently, for the insurance proceeds which, I guess, would have been more lucrative than the equitable distribution or even the community property (which ever one Japan does) she would have gotten in a divorce.

But she is not the first and only Japanese chick who seems to have a penchant for poisoning and murdering their husbands for cash. Just a few years back there was another “black widow” in Japan named Kanae Kijima.

Is it something in the water over there?

 

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