German court jails woman for killing boyfriend with circular saw nine years ago

A court in southern Germany has convicted a 32-year-old woman of killing her boyfriend and severing his head with a circular saw.

The Munich state court sentenced the student, identified only as Gabriele P in line with German privacy rules, to 12 years and six months in prison for manslaughter.

Prosecutors had asked the court to hand down a life sentence for murder.

They said the woman attacked her boyfriend while he was tied to a bed and blindfolded with blacked-out swimming goggles, then decapitated him, probably after he died from wounds to the upper body.

The December 2008 killing came to light last year. Police found the body, which she and two friends had allegedly buried several years earlier, in the garden of her Munich home.

AP


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Latest: Family release statement after missing seven-year-old boy confirmed to have died in Barcelona attack

39 people detained over neo-Nazi march in Berlin

Spanish police link three rental vans to Moroccan man sought after terror attacks

German writer released after arrest in Spain on Turkish warrant


Lifestyle

The Islands of Ireland: Knight to remember on Clare Island

This is what it's like to search for a home in Dublin

How slowing down your travel can enhance your holiday

Remembering Joe Strummer's early visits to Ireland

More From The Irish Examiner