The Substitute Wife My Poor Husband is a Billionaire
Chapter 704 Devastated Parents
In the snow lay a woman covered in blood. The snow beneath her was stained red from the blood, blooming around her like a deadly red rose.
Charis’s body lay lifeless on the ground floor of the Larson Group’s building. All her bones had been shattered to pieces after falling from such a height.
Looking at the mangled body on the ground, Janet couldn’t shake off the feeling that Charis was staring at her with her eyes wide open.
Such a sight made her hair stand on end. Unable to bear it, she looked away and buried her face in Brandon’s arms.
“Have they contacted her parents?” she asked shakily. “Garrett did. They should be here soon,” Brandon answered expressionlessly as he stared at Charis’s corpse. He took a deep breath, took off his scarf and wrapped it around Janet. Stroking her back comfortingly, he asked, “Do you want to wait for me inside?”
Janet shook her head like a little child who didn’t want to be separated from her parents. Just then, she heard the siren of an ambulance. After mustering all the courage she had left in her, she raised her head and looked in the direction of Charis’s body. Several EMTs were carrying her onto a stretcher.
“I almost feel kind of sorry for her,” she muttered under her breath.
“She deserved it. There’s no need to feel sorry for her.” Despite saying so, Brandon had mixed feelings. He truly pitied Charis.
He never had romantic feelings for her, but he admired and trusted her.
Ever since they were in school, she had always been a confident and excellent woman. She was the cream of the crop, a head above the rest.
Garrett once commented that she would always stand out in a crowd. She was just that extraordinary.
But no one would’ve expected that she would end up like this,
Hearing the tragic news about their daughter’s death, Mr. and Mrs. Turner rushed over as soon as possible and threw themselves over Charis’s lifeless body, crying hysterically.
Luke had always been a calm man who never showed any emotions. But seeing his daughter’s bloodied body, he couldn’t help but burst into tears, wailing like a lost soul.
Catherine was also losing her mind. She didn’t give a damn that her expensive fur coat was dipped in bloodied snow. She buried her face in her hands, her makeup runny because of her tears. “We just had breakfast with her this morning… How could this be? How could this be?! Oh, Charis!”
Suddenly, she caught a glimpse of Janet through the crowd.
She stood up in a hurry and stormed towards her, yelling, “You! This is all your fault! You’re the reason why my daughter went crazy. She said that she would start over again, but look at what happened!”
The scolding made Janet frown tightly. She didn’t do anything wrong. It was Charis who had been hunting her down.
Catherine raised her hand to slap Janet in the face. However, before she could do so, she was suddenly pushed away by Brandon.
Brandon wrapped his arms around Janet protectively and looked at Catherine coldly. “Mrs. Turner, mind yourself. We are the victims of your daughter’s crime, not the other way around. She got what was coming to her.”
Luke rushed over and helped Catherine up. Eyes burning with hatred, he pointed at Brandon and said shakily, “The police will investigate. Brandon Larson, I won’t rest until you’re behind bars!”
Since someone had died, Janet and Brandon were taken back to the police station for questioning.
Fortunately, the Larson Group’s building was well- equipped with CCTV cameras.
The police investigated the whole thing carefully, watching the surveillance videos and asking witnesses to get a clear understanding of what exactly happened.
Indeed, it was Charis who had tampered with the window of her office beforehand. It was clear that she planned to jump off the building with Janet, who ended up being saved by Brandon, while Charis ended up dead. Both Janet and Brandon were declared innocent and were not held accountable for what had happened to Charis. «
Since the case was clear cut, it was settled soon.
Catherine and Luke had known how crazy Charis was over Brandon, but they never knew the extent of her insanity.
Because the case was uncontestable, they had no choice but to accept the harsh reality.
At the end of the day, the two looked as though they aged ten years as they took Charis’s mangled corpse back home in despair.