A Russian woman has been accused of killing her husband – stabbing him at least 35 times – after he criticised her cooking.
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.
Law enforcement officers say Evgenia, 31, waited until her husband was asleep and stabbed him to death in front of the couple’s four-year-old child.
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 Evgenia cooked was bland and that she did not love him.
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.”
She also explained that this was not the first conflict in their family.
“In her words, the spouse always acted as the initiator of the quarrels,” investigators added.
Law enforcement released a picture of the knife used in the attack.
Local residents have criticised the decision to allow the confessed murderer to remain at home under house arrest looking after the child.
The dead man had been previously married and had a 19-year-old daughter by his ex-wife.
Reports did not specify the exact dish the wife had cooked.