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Gold Coast murder trial: William Chardon told policewoman Novy Chardon that he was a "narcissistic shopaholic".


The 71-year-old Jilted husband, who is accused of murdering his 34-year-old wife, told the police that she was a "narcissistic shopaholic" who was after his money

  • Novy Chardon, 34, was missing in a bitter divorce dispute in February 2013
  • Her 71-year-old husband, John William Chardon, was charged with murder
  • Mr. Chardon told the police that his wife was a "shopaholic" who wanted part of his property

A Gold Coast man accused of murdering his wife told police that she was a "narcissistic shopaholic" who wanted half of his fortune heard a court.

Novy Chardon, 34, was missing in a bitter divorce dispute with her 71-year-old husband, John William Chardon, on February 6, 2013.

The mother of two bodies was never found.

Novy Chardon, 34, was missing in a bitter divorce dispute with her 71-year-old husband, John William Chardon, on February 6, 2013

More than six years after her disappearance, Chardon is fighting a murder charge at the Brisbane Supreme Court.

The court heard Chardon told Detectives who interviewed him that after legal advice, his wife wanted a 50:50 split of their assets.

"She told me she was going to get a stake in (my) company," he said during the interview, which was recorded 22 days after Ms. Chardon's disappearance.

Ms. Chardon also wanted a cut of her husband's $ 600,000 investment in a quarry and a superannuation, but Chardon said this would never happen.

"(The lawyer) said she was entitled to 50-50, but that's just the lawyer," he said.

Chardon described his wife as a "shopaholic" who was "as narcissistic as they come".

More than six years after her disappearance, Chardon is fighting a murder charge at the Brisbane Supreme Court

More than six years after her disappearance, Chardon is fighting a murder charge at the Brisbane Supreme Court

The jury heard that the couple married in 2000 and the first years of their marriage were "perfect".

It started to fall apart in 2009 when Ms. Chardon told a friend that her husband had an affair.

They separated in 2012, but continued to live together while both had affairs.

The process will continue on Thursday.

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