An Ukrainian wife has been arrested after she beheaded her husband and hacked off his penis after suffering years of domestic abuse.
The suspect, identified only by the name Maria, then fed her husband’s severed penis to dogs in the village of Obariv in the north of the country. The 48-year-old woman told police ‘she was suffering domestic violence for ages and murdered her husband to put an end to it’ and that ‘it was the only way out’.
Maria attacked her spouse Oleksandr, 49, in their bedroom after he came home from night shift work and fell asleep in the early hours of August 23rd. She strangled him to death with her bare hands before grabbing an axe and hacking his head off, police said.
After that Maria used a kitchen knife to chop off the victims genitals and fed the organ to her dogs, local media report. She then tried to cut the body into pieces but failed, investigators said.
Covered with her husband’s blood, Maria rushed out of her family’s house to the street where she was spotted by Nadezhda Opanasiuk, a woman living next door. Mrs Opanasiuk said to local media:
The neighbour who saw maria after the crime
‘Her hands, feet and clothes were in blood. ‘She said, ”I am in trouble. I’ve killed my husband. I did not believe her. I thought they had a quarrel and she might have hit him. I went to see if he needed medical help. When I walked into the room, I saw his mutilated body. The bedsheets were soaked with blood.
Maria confessed to murdering her husband at the scene and told cops all the details before being arrested. Police spokesman Vadim Artiukhovich said: ‘The suspect confessed in full at the scene. She was charged with murder and taken into custody.
Maria faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.