A Russian woman tried to poison her beautician in New York, got 21 years in prison

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A Russian woman who tried to kill her double with a poisonous cake has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. Victoria Nasirova, 47, who lives in New York, tried to kill her beautician Olga Chiuk in 2016 by giving her a piece of cake full of strong sedatives. When she learned of the verdict, Nasirova attacked the judge in Queens District Court.

However, the beautician survived, and when she returned from the hospital, she discovered that her personal documents - her passport and work permit - had been stolen. Nasirova and Chiuk looked quite similar at the time of the assassination attempt, as they both had dark hair, a similar complexion and spoke Russian.

On the day of the attempted murder, the accused went to Chiuk's house with three pieces of cake. She ate two pieces, and offered the third, poisonous piece to the then 35-year-old victim, it says BBC.

Chiuk ate a piece of cake and after that she started vomiting. "Before she passed out, the woman's last memory was seeing the defendant walking around her room," prosecutor Melinda Katz said during the trial.

Chiuk was found unconscious by her friend the next day. She was wearing only underwear, and pills were scattered around her to give the impression that she had tried to take her own life.

When she finally recovered and returned home, she noticed that her Ukrainian passport and American work permit were missing, along with jewelry and about $4.000 in cash. Phenazepam, a strong sedative, was found in the remains of the cheesecake, and the pills on the floor were also confirmed to be phenazepam.

This is not the first time Nairova has been in trouble with the law. In 2015, Interpol issued a red warrant for her for murdering a woman in Russia a year earlier.

She is accused of murdering her neighbor Alla Aleksenko and stealing her life savings. Nasirova, who US media reports is a former dominatrix, is also accused of drugging and robbing men she met on dating websites.

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