Mum fakes her own gruesome death to throw her ex-husband in jail after he paid a hitman £13,000 to slit her throat as part of a murder plan.
After paying a hitman £13,000 to cut her neck, a mother staged her own violent murder and sent convincing images of her “corpse” to snare her ex-husband.
Alexander Krasavin was apprehended in Russia after his former partner Nina took part in a police-staged “murder” to make it appear as if she had been murdered as he had ordered.
Nina, 46, was taken to a make-up artist because her throat appeared to have been slashed open.
The ruse worked, according to authorities, because after seeing photos of the “dead woman” and receiving an agreed-upon text message saying “you have a dentist’s appointment,” he paid the remainder of the amount to the assassin he had hired.
Cops then stepped in to handcuff and detain the 54-year-old driver.
According to authorities, Krasavin, a taxi driver, took out a bank loan to fund the planned contract killing of his former wife “so he could raise his kid” and avoid paying her alimony.
His ex-wife Nina expressed surprise at his behavior, claiming that despite their divorce, they had a wonderful relationship while raising their nine-year-old daughter.
She said, “I can’t believe any of this is possible – I still had feelings for him.”
“And I’m not frightened that I’ll die; I’m afraid that he planned everything.”
“He viewed my photo, which appeared to be dead, and he accepted it?” He felt I had been murdered and exclaimed, “Thank God!” What about our daughter, he wondered? “How could he possibly live with such a burden?” Krasavin worked part-time as a bus technician and part-time as a cab driver in St Petersburg, and investigators say he urged a colleague to kill his ex-wife, who believed it was a joke at first.
When Krasavin persisted in questioning him, he went to the cops, and a plot was devised to entrap him by faking the murder.
The ex-husband took out a £15,000 bank loan and paid his associate £3,000 in “expenses” for planning the murder, with the promise of another £10,000 when the job was done.
Another £2,000 was kept by him.
Krasavin indicated in recordings that he would work as a cab driver on the day of the murder – Monday this week – to give an alibi.
Nina claimed that police showed up at her house uninvited and took her by force to a make-up artist at a movie studio. She expressed her disbelief at what she had been told about the impending assassination.
He viewed my photo of me, which appeared to be dead, and he accepted it? He assumed I was slain and said to himself, “Thank God?” I spent the entire day at the criminal investigation department, convinced that… Brinkwire News in a Nutshell