A mother staged her own bloody death and sent realistic images of her “corpse” to catch her ex-husband after he paid a hitman £ 13,000 to cut his throat.
Alexander Krasavin was arrested in Russia after his ex-partner Nina participated in a deceptive “murder” organized by the police to make it appear that she had been killed as he had ordered.
Nina, 46, was taken to film make-up specialists for what looked like her throat had been slit.
The ploy worked, police said, as after seeing photos of the “dead woman” and receiving an agreed text message “you have a dentist appointment,” he paid the balance of the fee to the co-worker he had hired as assassin.
The police then intervened to stop the 54-year-old man’s car, handcuff him and detain him.
Krasavin, a taxi driver, had taken out a bank loan to finance the planned contract murder of his ex-wife “so that he could raise his daughter” and not pay her alimony, police say.
His ex-wife, Nina, said she was shocked by his behavior and that, although they were divorced, she thought they had good relationships raising their nine-year-old daughter.
“I can’t believe this is all possible, I still had feelings for him,” she admitted.
“And I’m not afraid of being dead, but I’m afraid he planned all this.
“You saw that my photo looked dead, and did you accept it? He thought I had been killed and thought: thank God?
“And our daughter? How could I live with this burden? “
Krasavin worked as a part-time bus technician and taxi driver in St. Petersburg, and the police had asked a colleague to kill his ex-wife, which the man initially thought was a joke.
When Krasavin kept asking him, he went to the police and hatched a plan to fake the murder and catch him.
The ex-husband took out a bank loan of £ 15,000 and paid his colleague £ 3,000 for the “expenses” of preparing the murder, agreeing to pay another £ 10,000 when the murder was completed.
He kept another £ 2,000 for himself.
On recordings, Krasavin said he would work as a taxi driver on the chosen day of the murder, Monday this week, to provide an alibi.
Nina said police arrived at her home unannounced, forcibly taking her to a makeup artist at a film-making studio. He said he couldn’t believe what he was told about the planned murder.
You saw my photo that looked dead, and did you accept it? He thought I had been killed and thought: thank God?
“I spent all day in the criminal investigation department thinking this was a joke,” he said.
The operation was so secret that Nina was banned from contact with her children, including two from her previous relationship, and they reported her missing to the police, who began a search.
“I just didn’t believe in the reality of what was happening,” he said.
“Do I still want to look at Alexander and ask him if this is all true?”
Nina “blamed herself” because her relationship broke down due to tensions with her older children from a previous marriage, she told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
She denied his claims that there were problems spending time with her daughter after the split, adding that their relationship had been good until it ended.
“I don’t even hold a grudge against him,” Nina added.
“I have no idea what it will be like for him in prison. It hurts me a lot that it will be there.
“I cried when they showed me the video of him being detained.
“The fact that he was lying on the ground already hurt.”
She said he had disagreed when she went to court for an increase in alimony to support her daughter.
He had gone from being a bus driver to a technician with a lower salary to reduce his pay, he said.
TIME TO KILL
It comes after a Boxing coach faked his own death to put his wife in jail after she hired a $ 2,000 hit man to kill him.
When Ramon Sosa was faced with the proof that Maria ‘Lulu’ Sosa had tried to pay a “hit man” to assassinate him, he worked with the FBI to fake her death in an attempt to trap the woman he once loved.
With the support of the FBI, the Texas Rangers painted Ramon with bloody makeup, making it appear as if he had been shot in the head.
A ‘hit man’, who was actually an undercover officer, later ran into Maria in a parking lot and showed her the photos.
Ramon said, “Lulu [was] laughing when the undercover officer showed him the photo. He had the nerve to ask her if I was really dead or if I was going to get up. “
Later, Maria was arrested and pleaded guilty to seeking murder in District Court in Conroe, Texas.
Then, at age 42, she was jailed for 20 years in October 2016.
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