Farmer is convicted of drowning his wife in liquid manure in Germany
- A farmer, 55, has been sentenced to 13-and-a-half years for manslaughter
- Judge said he had ‘no doubt’ the victim, 51, had been the victim of a crime
- He was convicted of drowning his wife in a slurry pit at their farm in Germany
- In Germany 123 women were killed by current or former partners in 2018
A farmer is guilty of drowning his wife in liquid manure, a court heard today.
The 55-year-old was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison after his wife died in a slurry pit on their farm in Germany in 2018.
The court dismissed his claim she fell into the pit by accident.
Judges in the Bavarian city said the woman, 51, had been victim of a violent crime, but the defendant’s lawyer said they would appeal.
The 55-year-old was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison after his wife died in a slurry pit on their farm in Germany in 2018 (file image)
In Germany, 123 women were killed by their current or former partners in 2018.
A court in the southern city of Ellwangen convicted a German man, 48, for killing his estranged wife last year by pouring gasoline over her and setting her alight.
Prosecutors said the victim, 45, died in a fiery blast.
The defendant was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for murder.
Last May a German father was arrested for allegedly slaughtering his wife and son in their family home.
The house where the mother and son were murdered. The police arrested Josef H. as the suspected killer at the murder scene
The bodies of a 38-year-old woman and her eight-year-old son were found at a home in an upmarket neighbourhood in Tiefenbronn, a town in the south-western German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
According to local media, the neighbours of 60-year-old engineer Josef H., who could hear the gruesome scenes unfold. He was later arrested as the suspected killer at the murder scene.
Neighbours said the man’s eldest child, 11, had sprinted out of the house covered in blood screaming ‘that’s enough now daddy’.