The attack on the widow of Gradsky happened the day before. According to media reports, at about 13.00 on January 16, unknown people provoked an accident on the highway, got into the car with Gradsky's widow and, threatening with an object that looked like a weapon, took a large amount of money from her.
According to RIA Novosti , 100 million rubles were taken away from Kotashenko.
Gradsky kept the money not in a bank or in a safe, but right in an apartment in the center of Moscow. During his lifetime, he joked that there was so much money that they no longer fit into the buffet. He did not hide the information that a lot of money was stored in the house from others. After his death, the widow moved the cash to a country house.
The source of the publication indicated that the crime was committed at about 13:00, and the statement to law enforcement agencies was received only at 20:00. The police filed a robbery case.
What prevented the victim from turning to the police for seven hours is not yet known. Meanwhile, experts note that most of these crimes are effectively solved in hot pursuit.
In this regard, some police officers doubt the sincerity of the widow's version of the robbery and suspect that she herself may have something to do with what happened. If this turns out to be the case, then she may be recognized as an unworthy heir and even prosecuted.
As lawyer Sergei Zhorin noted in an interview with Channel Five, there are now quite a few methods for solving such crimes.
Gradsky died on November 28 at the age of 73. The musician married Kotashenko a few weeks before his death. The media reported that between the third and fourth wives of the musician after his death, there was a "war" for his inheritance.