A woman murdered her husband – stabbing him at least 35 times –
because he criticised her cooking, say Russian law enforcement. Slava
Davydkin, 43, was killed after complaining there was not enough salt
in a dish she served when guests came to their house in Penza region.
His wife Evgenia, 31, waited until he was asleep and stabbed him to
death in front of the couple’s four-year-old child, say reports.
She later confessed to the killing using his angling knife – and is
under house arrest.
The couple had quarrelled after the keen fisherman complained the dish
she cooked was ‘bland’.
He claimed this meant she ‘did not love him’, it was reported.
The row continued after their guests – a couple – went to bed and the
host hit his wife, she claimed.
She was provoked after the meal accompanied by alcohol, she told police.
After repeatedly knifing her sleeping husband, she woke the male guest
and asked him to call an ambulance.
Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.
The Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement: ‘During her
interrogation, the accused explained that the reason for the row
between the spouses was supposedly a bland dish served at the table.’
Davydkin told her it showed his wife does not love him. It later
emerged she stabbed him after he had fallen asleep