Gold Coast wife killer John Chardon dies behind bars

A Gold Coast man jailed for killing his wife has died in a Queensland jail.

John Chardon, 73, was last year sentenced to 15 years behind bars after being found guilty of the manslaughter of wife Novy.

Novy disappeared from the couple’s Gold Coast home on February 6, 2013 amid a bitter divorce battle.


The body of the mother-of-two has never been found.

Chardon maintained his innocence during the trial and was in the process of launching an appeal.

Newscorp reports Chardon suffered a medical incident at the Wacol Correctional Centre on Wednesday night.

He was reportedly worked on for around 30 minutes but could not be saved.