News, Culture & Society

Husband accused of murdering his wife amid bitter divorce tells police she dressed like a ‘hooker’

Husband accused of murdering his wife amid bitter divorce battle tells police searching for her she dressed like a ‘hooker’

  • Novy Chardon went missing in February 2013 and her body is yet to be found
  • John Chardon, 71, has been accused of killing his wife and has pleaded not guilty
  • The millionaire businessman said he gave her a $1200 weekly ‘allowance’
  • He told officers she had $60,000 worth of handbags and she was selfish
  • Chardon said she wore tight shorts ‘like a hooker’ before she went missing
  • The jury has heard the couple met in 2000 and were wed about a month later

A Queensland man accused of murdering his wife told police who were investigating her disappearance she dressed like a ‘hooker’.

It was just one of the disparaging comments John William Chardon, 71, told police in the weeks after Novy Chardon vanished in February 2013, amid a bitter divorce dispute.

Chardon says his wife was selfish, acted strangely and that he had to be careful what he told her because she ‘goes off’, in a police interview played to a jury in his Supreme Court murder trial on Tuesday.

John William Chardon, 71, accused of murdering his wife Novy Chardon told police who were investigating her disappearance she dressed like a ‘hooker’.

In the interview recorded more than two weeks after the 34-year-old went missing, he told the officers he didn’t know what had happened to his wife.

‘I don’t know a bloody thing… All I know is I didn’t do anything to her,’ Chardon said.

He said he remembered Ms Chardon saying words to the effect that she was going, or had to go, away before her disappearance.

He told the officers she wore tight shorts ‘like a hooker’ before she went missing.

Chardon also spoke of the divorce dispute during the long interview during which even his own lawyer reminded him to keep on track.

Novy Chardon vanished in February 2013, amid a bitter divorce dispute. Her body is yet to be found

Novy Chardon vanished in February 2013, amid a bitter divorce dispute. Her body is yet to be found

The millionaire lubricant businessman can be heard telling the officers he gave her a $1200 weekly ‘allowance’, she had $60,000 worth of handbags and she was selfish.

‘I mean she’s selfish like you wouldn’t believe,’ Chardon said

Under questioning from police he said he had been ‘shocked’ to receive a letter from Ms Chardon’s divorce lawyer at 3pm on the day she later disappeared – February 6, 2013.

He said he asked her about the letter later that night but she ‘totally ignored’ him.

Chardon said he took a sleeping pill that night.

When he woke the next day, Chardon said his wife was missing along with her car, laptop and other belonging.

A man Chardon allegedly met via an Asian dating website, Marshall Bari Aguilor (pictured), has claimed that during a meeting in the Philippines in early 2012, Chardon asked him to kill Ms Chardon

A man Chardon allegedly met via an Asian dating website, Marshall Bari Aguilor (pictured), has claimed that during a meeting in the Philippines in early 2012, Chardon asked him to kill Ms Chardon

Chardon pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife when the trial began two weeks ago.

The jury has heard the couple met in 2000 and were wed about a month later.

Their marriage began to fall apart around 2009, when Ms Chardon told a friend her husband was having an affair.

They separated in 2012, but continued to live together while both were having affairs.

Ms Chardon’s body has never been found but she hasn’t left the country, seen a doctor or used her bank accounts since she disappeared.

The trial continues on Wednesday.

The jury has heard the couple met in 2000 and were wed about a month later

The jury has heard the couple met in 2000 and were wed about a month later

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.