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Pensioner held for killing and dismembering wife

The Local · 7 Aug 2011, 14:35

Published: 07 Aug 2011 14:35 GMT+02:00

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The burning body parts were found on Friday night and Saturday morning in Goldbeck near Buxtehude, less than two miles from the couple's home. The man denies the charges. Police spent Sunday searching the home and the man's car.

A police spokesman said investigators believe the murder is the culmination of a domestic drama that has been continuing for several years, but refused to add any details.

The couple lived alone and had one grown-up daughter.

The body parts were discovered by motorists who noticed the fires at the side of the road on Friday night. Pedestrians found the woman's head, also burnt, and several items of clothing on Saturday morning.

A search was carried out involving around 100 firefighters, and several more plastic bags containing unburnt body parts were discovered in the area.

The identity of the murder victim was confirmed on Saturday night by police doctors. Relatives had reported the woman missing on Saturday evening.

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Her husband was arrested soon after.


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16:18 August 7, 2011 by catjones
Other charges include a fire without a permit.
16:23 August 7, 2011 by pepsionice
Germans are notorious for continuing on with a relationship or marriage for decades....while hostility brews from one incident. My guess is that the gal kept harping every couple of weeks on something that occurred in 1975, and the old guy finally said enough.
18:47 August 7, 2011 by Shirazz
Or the old (fart) man went off on a holiday alone in Thailand, met a twenty something years old girl of his dream as the story goes, went back home to tell his wife, she refused to leave him, they got into a fight, so he decided to finish her off.... so he could start a new life with his "dream" girl and not have to share any money that's left in the marriage with the old wife, that way he could blow it all away buying a house, gold and and buffaloes for the new lover and live happily ever after drinking beer by the beach.

Makes a good soap opera script, but let's wait until the real motif is revealed before jumping to conclusion....shall we? :-)
05:08 August 8, 2011 by Lisa Rusbridge
Before the do-not-call legislation was enacted in the US, I'd periodically get telemarketing phone calls trying to sell me insurance. Whenever they'd get to the part of the benefits of "dismemberment insurance" I'd scream "ahhhh, noooo" in horror and hang up the phone -- chuckling to myself the entire time. Guess there is a real threat of dismemberment. Not that specific insurance for this would do either of these folks any good now.

Also a thought: haven't these people ever heard of obtaining an attorney and a divorce before they go to the drastic measures of make their loved one into a cutlet??
08:02 August 8, 2011 by lordkorner
One of the most important thing I believe I can teach my eight year old son is never to generalise when it comes to nations and nationality ,please take note pepsionice.
20:55 August 8, 2011 by catjones
lordkorner...good then you won't be teaching your son 'german culture'.
01:28 August 9, 2011 by beeker
Before my wife retired last month, I assembled a very nice garden shed kit, with flat screen tele, refrigerator, and comfortable lounge chair and internet access. Works great since I have the chance to get away from the to-do-list. It's going to make a great football retreat.

The shed kits are a lot cheaper than a divorce lawyer or a bar bill at the local pub.
06:31 August 9, 2011 by Shirazz
Until, through your internet access in your garden of Eden, you get an email from wife with the to-do-list.
10:38 August 9, 2011 by Asgarli
"A search was carried out involving around 100 firefighters"

Whaat? There were less people involved in killing Ben Laden! Where are our taxes going....

And few days ago there was a big story of Turkish guy who murdered his wife's mother, but this one will go calm. I wonder why :D :D :D

@catjones, +100 :)))
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