MOSCOW, October 14 (RAPSI) – The St. Petersburg investigators believe the murder of rapper Alexander Yushko known as Andy Cartwright was planned by his wife, RAPSI was told in the city’s Main Directorate of the Investigative Committee.

A key defendant in the case is Yushko’s widow Marina Kokhal but investigators suspect that her mother could be also involved in the crime.

The probe found that the murder was planned. Shortly before the crime Kokhal got medical drugs at a pharmacy which later used to kill her husband. Moreover, it was revealed that the woman’s mother was at the scene of the crime, the statement reads.

Investigators raided a flat of Kokhal’s lawyer where the defendant’s mother lived.

According to the investigation, on July 29, the woman had a conflict with Yushko and then killed him and dismembered his body in order to further wean it off.  Kokhal pleaded not guilty. During the questioning, she said that her husband died from drug overdose. However, the analysis of the victim’s hair and human tissues showed no drugs.

Yushko known as Andy Cartwright took part in rap battles and released his sole tracks on the Internet.