A Russian Vogue model was accused of stabbing her husband with a kitchen knife in jealous anger.
The 26-year-old Lilia Sudakova faces up to 15 years in prison in Russia. She is accused of killing 28-year-old Sergey Popov after “flirting” with a woman he brought home from a bar.
She was “jealous” and “outraged” and a series followed that allegedly resulted in a knife wound to his heart.
But her mother, Irena Sudakova, 48, claims the model – famous for her natural ginger hair – was the longtime victim of domestic violence and defended herself when Popov stung.
Russian Vogue model Lilia Sudakova (pictured) was accused of stabbing her husband with a kitchen knife in jealous rage
Sudakova (pictured) faces up to 15 years in prison in Russia. He is charged with killing 28-year-old Sergey Popov after “flirting” with a woman he brought home from a bar
The model was featured on the cover of Russian Vogue and in magazines in Italy, China and Japan.
Her face was used to advertise a Russian clothing brand.
After the knife stab, Sudakova – whose model name was Lila Sudakova – immediately called an ambulance and Popov was taken to the hospital, where he died.
She confessed to stabbing her four-year-old husband and first told investigators that this was due to jealousy after he flirted with the woman.
She was charged with manslaughter and detained for two months.
The suspect’s mother told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that a drunk Popov had brought home a woman he met in a bar and expected his wife to cook for her.
He grabbed her by the hair and kicked her legs, said the mother and quoted another witness in the apartment. He withdrew, but returned when she was cutting vegetables for a salad.