Rapper caught cheating so his wife cut him up with a hacksaw and fed him to the rats

Andy Cartwright (real name: Alexander Yushko) was a 30-year-old Ukrainian rapper living with his wife, Marina, and a newborn baby in St. Petersburg, Russia. Everything seemed fine until Marina discovered that Andy was allegedly having an affair with a 26-year-old fan. She was not pleased.

Authorities say that she killed Andy–it might have been with an overdose of an insulin substitute medication–and then cut up his body with a hacksaw and knife. And then she fed him to the rats.

Marina denies murdering her husband, although she does admit to cutting him up. Her plan was to dispose of the body and report him as a missing person to spare his fans the news of his “inglorious” death.

It gets better. Forensic work suggests that Andy was still alive when he was dismembered and actually died of oxygen starvation–“pronounced hypoxia”–indicating that the cutting started within a few minutes before he died.

Detectives had some other ideas, too. Like Marina drinking Andy’s blood. Oh, and she might have had sex with the corpse before the hacksaw-and-rats thing.

Some body parts were found in the fridge while others were in big garbage bags. His fingers were the first thing to be fed to the rats to get rid of fingerprints. His stomach, pancreas, esophagus, gallbladder, urinary bladder, intestines, adrenal glands, and prostate gland were all missing. Or at least the forensics people say these organs were not available to them.

The weird part is that some in Russia are calling this a “perfect crime” because there is no evidence that Marina killed her husband.

The case goes back to court later this month.

(Via The Sun)

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