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AustraliaJohn Chardon jailed for 15 years for wife Novy's manslaughter

10:25  11 september  2019
10:25  11 september  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

John Chardon found guilty of manslaughter over wife Novy's 2013 disappearance

John Chardon found guilty of manslaughter over wife Novy's 2013 disappearance Gold Coast millionaire businessman John Chardon has been found not guilty of the murder of his estranged wife, but guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. Mother-of-two Novy Chardon was 34 when she went missing from the couple's home in Upper Coomera in February 2013 — hours after John Chardon received a letter from his wife's divorce lawyer. The 72-year-old businessman had pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court in Brisbane to murdering his fifth wife Novy Chardon and spent three days in the witness box protesting his innocence, claiming she had simply packed her bags and left.

John Chardon has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his wife , Novy . The Gold Coast businessman was on trial over his wife ' s death, which occurred during a bitter divorce in 2013.

A 52-year-old man, Joshua Akanbi, has been jailed for 15 years by an Ado Ekiti High Court for manslaughter . He committed the offence during a The trial judge, Justice Toyin Abodunde, held that evidence before the court proved that Akanbi was guilty of manslaughter for opening fire on one Seyi

John Chardon jailed for 15 years for wife Novy's manslaughter© AAP: Dan Peled Mr Chardon being brought into the police watch house Brisbane in 2016. Gold Coast millionaire businessman John Chardon, who killed his estranged wife Novy and then wove a "calculated web of lies", has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Chardon, 72, was found not guilty on Monday of the murder of his 34-year-old wife but guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

The 34-year-old mother of two vanished from the couple's Upper Coomera home on the northern Gold Coast in February 2013, and despite extensive searches her body has never been found.

Throughout the trial Chardon denied any involvement in her disappearance.

Novy Chardon's family claim her husband meant to kill

Novy Chardon's family claim her husband meant to kill Speaking exclusively to 9News at their Surabaya home in Indonesia, Novy's family claimed John Chardon almost ended his wife's life years earlier. "Firstly, when she was pregnant with Alex, he smothered Novy with a pillow," Novy's mother Estralita Aler claimed. "If my daughter was not protected by God she could die at that time." © AAP Novy Chardon was last seen on February 6, 2013. Ms Aler claimed Chardon only stopped his smothering attempt because he heard the cries of their two-year-old daughter.

Emmunel Iheanacho (rtd), Nkem Iheanacho, to fifteen years imprisonment for manslaughter . The presiding judge, Justice Raliat Adebiyi found Nkem guilty of killing his wife , Regina as prescribed in Section 227 of Criminal Law of Lagos State. In sentencing the convict, the court said Nkem is an

Edmund Ian Riggs has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for manslaughter , perjury and interfering with her corpse. "The extent of steps you took to distance yourself from your wife ' s death is out of all proportion to you pushing your wife during the course of an argument and her hitting her head on a

In sentencing him, Justice Ann Lyons said Novy suffered a "violent" yet "silent" death, before Chardon disposed of all evidence and then "calmly" went about his life.

"The ability to weave a calculated web of lies is a great concern … particularly to denigrate your wife at every turn," she said.

"You killed her just as she had taken the first steps [towards] finalising proceedings for divorce.

"Novy was entitled to … plan a life without you."

John Chardon jailed for 15 years for wife Novy's manslaughter© Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Novy Chardon disappeared in February 2013, her body was never found. (Supplied) Justice Lyons told Chardon only he knew what transpired that night.

"We will never know what happened [to her]. You do. You've never confessed," she told him.

"Novy did not abandon her children … but loved them fiercely."

'I've just got a bad memory'

'I've just got a bad memory' John Chardon, who is on trial for the murder of his estranged wife Novy, clashed with the prosecutor as he testified in court today, insisting he was not a liar.

A 52-year-old man, Joshua Akanbi, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by an Ado Ekiti High Court for manslaughter . The judge, Toyin Abodunde, held that evidence before the court proved that Mr Akanbi was guilty of manslaughter for opening fire on one Seyi Oladipupo during a dispute.

Indonesian born Novy Chardon , 34, (pictured) disappeared from the Gold Coast mansion she shared with her multi-millionaire husband John Chardon . Industrial lubricants millionaire John Chardon was charged with murder in 2016, more than three years after his fifth wife ' s disappearance.

She said it was clear from the verdict that while jurors found Chardon killed his wife, they were not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that he intended to cause her death or cause grievous bodily harm.

John Chardon jailed for 15 years for wife Novy's manslaughter© Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Novy Chardon was allegedly murdered by her husband. Her body has never been found. (Supplied: Queensland Police Service) Chardon will have to serve 80 per cent of the sentence, meaning his parole eligibility is set at September 2031.

In the sentencing hearing today, one of Novy's friends read aloud an emotional victim impact statement to the court, saying Novy would never be able to witness her children's milestones because of "one selfish and sickening act".

"You [John Chardon] took away a daughter, a mother, a sister and a best friend," she told the court.

The court also heard a statement penned by Novy's mother, who lives in Indonesia, detailing her grief.

"Novy appears in my dreams — even as the years pass, I am in deep sorrow," she wrote.

More to come.

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