27-year-old Vogue model, Lilia Sudakova, has confessed to killing her husband when he ‘taunted her by bringing another woman home after she had refused to have sex with him.’
Prosecutors in Russia have upgraded charges against Lilia Sudakova from causing grievous bodily harm to murder, which could lead to a 15 year jail sentence.
Speaking for the first time on the killing of her husband, Sergey Popov, 28, the model insists she was a domestic abuse victim and had acted in self defence.
She said, "He was dead drunk. He came home with a girl and I understood what he wanted to show me with this.
“The night before I did not do what he wanted from me... he wanted sex...And he just showed me that he can find someone else...
“I went to the kitchen, asked her if she wanted to eat.
“He said he also wanted to eat, but I replied that he can prepare it himself.
“From that moment he became aggressive.
“He attacked me, and our friend [also in the flat in St Petersburg] pulled him away.”
As she was cutting a tomato with a kitchen knife she claims he yelled at her and “grabbed me again.”
Currently under house arrest after eight months in pre-trial detention, Mirror reports that she told an interviewer that she “tried to push him away” and in the fight she inadvertently stabbed him in the chest.
“I saw blood, saw a knife in my hand,” she said.
“And I was scared that he would take this knife and just chop me to death.
“Then I called an ambulance, tried to bring him to senses, and gave him water.
“He said ‘It's not painful’, and added ‘Forgive me’.”