Death of Monte Carlo billionaire was an 'inside job', say investigators
The billionaire, who was locked in a bathroom with a Filipina nurse died from from smoke inhalation. But he is believed to have fallen victim - at least in part - to his paranoia.
Mr Safra refused to leave the bathroom, though it filled with smoke fumes, even after his wife told him on a mobile phone that police had arrived. Apparently, he feared the attackers had forced her to lie. And he feared revenge by the Russian mafia after exposing massive bank fraud. The inquiry by judicial officials and police in Monaco is focusing on Mr Safra's other nurse, the man who raised the alarm. The unnamed man, an American in his early thirties, had been working for Mr Safra, 67, since July.
He said he was stabbed in the leg by two hooded men on the landing of the lower floor of Mr Safra's heavily protected, split-level apartment in Monaco early on Friday. He said he staggered down four flights to give the alarm to the security guards on the ground floor. Soon after, the fire broke out.
No one else saw the intruders. They were not recorded on security cameras in the building or in the streets. The nurse, who was questioned at length by police on Saturday and again yesterday, is in hospital with leg wounds.
"The nurse is the only witness and everything turns on his testimony," said the chief prosecutor of Monaco, Daniel Serdet. He said he was surprised that no bodyguards were present at the time.
- 1 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 2 What supermodels really think about posing in the nude
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Black teen in critical condition after store employee 'shoots him for stealing 79-cent pack of cookies'
- 5 Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
North Korean defector flees to Finland 'with evidence of chemical testing on humans'
Isis schoolgirl Amira Abase who fled London to join terrorists in Syria mocks victims of Tunisia massacre
Father faces deportation to Thailand after 27 years in Britain for two 'stupid crimes'
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
£20000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This long established dealer gr...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Company is the UK's leading...
£23172 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the leading and fastest growing h...
£25000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you an experienced Resident...