Chisako Kakehi, dubbed the “Black Widow”, used cyanide to kill a string of elderly and rich lovers and pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance. Photo: AFP

Death sentence upheld for Japan’s ‘Black Widow’ who poisoned lovers and pocketed millions in insurance and inheritance

  • Kakehi reportedly amassed 1 billion yen (US$8.8 million) in payouts over 10 years
  • The judge rejected defence arguments that she was not criminally liable because she was suffering from dementia
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Chisako Kakehi, dubbed the “Black Widow”, used cyanide to kill a string of elderly and rich lovers and pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance. Photo: AFP
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