Ukrainian rapper’s wife ‘who chopped up her dead husband’s corpse and kept it in the fridge of their home’ appears in court after denying his murder

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The wife of a popular rap singer who is accused of murdering her husband and reportedly chopping up his body and keeping it in a fridge in their home appeared in court today.

The dismembered body of artist Andy Cartwright, 30, was found in his flat in Russia and his wife claimed he had died of a drug overdose in St Petersburg.

Marina Kukhal, 36, told detectives that she did not want his fans to know he had died such an ‘inglorious’ death – and dismembered his body over four days, storing body parts in black plastic bags and her fridge.

The limbs were reportedly sawn ‘perfectly’ and the body parts sprinkled with salt.

Kukhal, who is being held ‘for her own protection’ from Mr Cartwright’s angry fans, appeared at court handcuffed with her coat hood up and a face mask on.

After being detained by Russian murder detectives, she is said to have pleaded to her lawyer: ‘What have I done? What have I done?’

Kukhal used a knife, hammer, hacksaw, plastic bowl and chopping board, police say.

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