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Late Rapper’s Wife Chops Husband’s Body, Keeps Body Parts In Fridge

Alexander Yushko and Marina Kokhal

Alexander Yushko and Marina Kokhal

Marina Kokhal formerly named Kukhol has been arrested and detained by Russian authorities on suspicion of murdering singer Alexander Yushko popularly known as Andy Cartwright.

Kokhal who was married to the 30-year-old late singer denied murdering him but admits to emasculating his body over a four days period using a hacksaw and knife, keeping some body parts in her fridge.


According to news outlet Fontanka, she fed his dismembered fingertips to rats in a bid to prevent his body parts from being identified by fingerprinting.

Russian Investigative Committee believes she “caused the death of her husband in an unidentified way” after a dispute between the pair.

“In order to hide the traces of the crime, the accused dismembered the victim’s body into separate body parts for the purpose of subsequent destruction,” the committee added.

The widow has been detained “for her own protection” from Cartwright’s angry fans, according to a report citing law enforcement.

Marina Kokhal

Kokhal in police custody. | Photo- TASS.

Investigators fear Cartwright’s followers “may take revenge on her for the death of their idol”. His fans have now released a video of his last song.

Forensic tests are underway to establish the cause of death. Investigators denied reports attributed to them that somebody parts had been cleaned in the family’s washing machine. Yet some human organs including the stomach were reported to be missing from the family flat.

Kokhal’s lawyer, Irina Skurtu, strongly denied reports that her client had confessed to murder then changed her plea on legal advice.

“She categorically does not admit guilt, did not admit it and is not going to admit it. The cause of her husband’s death has not yet been established. Marina herself still declares that she did not kill, but only dismembered the body,” she said.

Kokhal claims that the singer died from drug overdose and she did what she did because she didn’t want his fans to know he had died an “inglorious” death.

The lawyer said:

“The remains were kept in Alexander’s room (in black bin liners) and in a fridge. The smell was only in this room. She seemed to me absolutely sane, although very nervous, but she can be understood. She does not look to me like a mad drug addict. She explained the situation quite coherently, but kept repeating: ‘What have I done? What have I done?’”

According to Kokhal’s lawyer, Skurtu, the accused called in her lawyer and the police when she realised she was “morally” and “psychologically” appalled about her plan to dismember her Ukrainian-born husband’s body.

The lawyer claimed that if she is telling the truth, she has committed no crime in Russian law.

Kokhal is a journalist-turned-astrologer.

She recorded videos on YouTube with titles including “Congenital aggression. Serial killers” and “When you know your husband’s lover personally.”

She also acted as a business manager for her popular rapper husband, and the couple lived in a prestigious address in St Petersburg.

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