A Japanese woman was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly killing her millionaire husband — who once wrote a book that compared himself to Don Juan.
Saki Sudo, 25, was charged for the alleged poisoning of 77-year-old Kosuke Nozaki in 2018, three months into their marriage, according to the Japan Times.
Sudo allegedly injected the real estate titan with a poison, according to the article. She reportedly had dinner with Nozaki before his death, and police said she researched the deadly lethal stimulant found in his system on the internet.
The suspicious death had attracted attention for years, as Nozaki had became notorious for publishing the 2016 book, “Don Juan of Kishu: The Man Who Gave ¥3 Billion to 4,000 Beautiful Women,” according to the report.
Nozaki had left $12 million in property to the city of Tanabe, but Sudo stood to inherit a portion of his assets, the article said.
In a 2018 book, Nozaki wrote that he met a woman believed to be Sudo when she helped him after he fell down at a Tokyo airport, according to the report.
Sudo reportedly told her family that she was moving from Sapporo to work at her friend’s real estate business, but did not reveal she was married.
The widow told friends she paid for trips that she plastered on social media with investments, the article said.
In 2016, Nozaki’s then-girlfriend, who was also in her 20s, was arrested for stealing more than a half million dollars from his home, according to the report.