Vienna ice cream killer reveals details of her crime

2011-06-11 10:13

 Vienna, Austria – The ice cream shop owner who has admitted killing her ex-husband and an ex-boyfriend in Vienna has offered first hints about why and how she allegedly committed the deeds, police said today.

The 32-year-old Spanish woman is currently in custody in Italy, as she fled to the town of Udine after workers found body parts cast in concrete in her cellar on Monday.

She told Italian police that she shot her former husband in the back already in 2008, while he was sitting at his computer, Vienna police spokesman Roman Hahslinger told the German Press Agency dpa.

So far, only his severed head has been found in the cellar.

Her former boyfriend was shot in his sleep last November.

The suspect, Goidsargi Estibaliz C – her full name was withheld under Austrian privacy rules – reportedly said that both men had abused her physically and psychologically.

Italian police had said she clearly had mental problems, while Vienna police spokesman Hahslinger commented, “she is in a very confused state of mind”.

Police have been able to provide few details on the victims so far.

The former husband was a German who previously lived in Berlin. He had not been reported as missing because the suspect said at the time that he had suddenly left her and had joined a religious sect.

The former boyfriend had been reported missing since late last year. He got to know the Mexico-born woman because he was a salesman for ice cream ingredients.

Police were still trying to find out whether anyone helped the petite woman with severing the body parts of the two tall men and casting them in blocks of concrete.

In the ice salon’s neighbourhood, people were doubtful that she had acted by herself.

“She was athletic, but with her body weight, I don’t think she could have managed alone,” a neighbour told Austrian broadcaster ORF.

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