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Millionaire wife killer John Chardon DIES after 12 months in prison

by Murray Stansbury (2020-11-24)


A Queensland millionaire who was sentenced to 15 years in jail for killing his wife has died after just 12 months in prison. 

John William Chardon, 73, reportedly died of a heart attack at Wolston Correctional Centre in Wacol, south-west of Brisbane, on Wednesday night. 

Chardon was taken to the medical section of the jail where paramedics worked on him for 30 minutes before he died. 

The millionaire's wife Novy Chardon, 34, disappeared from the pair's Gold Coast mansion in 2013 amid a bitter divorce row over the custody of their two children.   

Her body has never been found.

John William Chardon (pictured), 73, died of a heart attack at Wolston Correctional Centre in Wacol, southwest of Brisbane, on Wednesday night 

A Queensland Corrective Services spokesman confirmed a 73-year-old prisoner died after suffering a 'medical incident'. 

'The man attended the medical centre at the prison suffering shortness of breath before rapidly declining,' he said. 

'QAS attended, but attempts by health staff, officers and paramedics to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful.

'Support is being offered to the responding officers. Queensland Police (CSIU) have been informed.'   

Chardon was convicted of his wife's manslaughter following a three-week trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court on September 9, 2019. 

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Justice Ann Lyons sentenced Chardon to 15 years in prison, with parole eligibility in 2031.

His trial heard he had attempted to hire a Filipino hit man, had numerous affairs and asked his daughter to hide a mysterious box said to contain gun parts and handcuffs.

The court heard he killed his wife hours after receiving a letter from her divorce lawyer about the custody of their children.

But Chardon denied it all, saying Ms Chardon told him she was leaving.

The court heard the Indonesian-born beautician had been deeply unhappy during the last years of her marriage and was preparing for life outside her husband's 'dark shadow.'

The millionaire's wife Novy Chardon (pictured), 34, disappeared from the pair's Gold Coast mansion in 2013 amid a bitter divorce row over the custody of their two children. If you loved this short article and you would love to receive more information relating to ABOUT JBELL & ASSOCIATES PC i implore you to visit the web site.  Her body has never been found

Chardon (right) was convicted of his wife Novy's (left) manslaughter following a three-week trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court on September 9, 2019. He was sentenced to to 15 years in prison, with parole eligibility in 2031 

She disappeared at the end of the couple's year-long legal separation, during which Chardon stayed in their home to help with the children.

Prosecutor Mark Green had no direct evidence about how Ms Chardon's death occurred.

Instead, he told the jury it was the 'little things' like Chardon hiring a carpet cleaner the morning after Ms Chardon disappeared and his brief journey to his factory the night before that proved his guilt. 

Chandon attempted to use the High Court's decision on Cardinal George Pell to have his conviction for killing his wife quashed in April. 

He also said his 15-year sentence handed down in September last year for manslaughter was too harsh. 

Lawyer Tony Glynn QC said the verdict against Chardon is wrong but conceded Chardon was also serving a six-year sentence for sexually abusing two children at the time.

The court reserved its decision but will now not have to make one now that Chardon has died.

Chardon was taken to the medical section of Wolston Correctional Centre (pictured) where paramedics worked on him for 30 minutes before he died, according to The Courier Mail