Berlin man 'beheads' wife - charged

2012-06-04 22:46

Berlin - A Berlin man was arrested on Monday, accused of beheading his wife in front of their six children.

The 32-year-old man, who has not been named, allegedly beat and dragged his wife onto their apartment balcony early on Monday in the Kreuzberg district of the capital, before pulling out two knives, shouting "Allahu Akbar!" (God is Great) and cutting off her head.

Neighbours said the couple had often argued, and investigators are examining whether the man has psychological problems.

Berlin's interior minister, Frank Henkel, described the event as a "heinous crime," while the city's Turkish association was offering local residents help and support.

The man will appear before magistrates Tuesday.

  • Ivan Overton - 2012-06-04 23:19

    No, not really. Beheading is not historically limited to followers of any one belief only, and neither is murder.

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-06-05 00:57

    Hang him

      RemoteMedic - 2012-06-05 08:19

      Negative not hanging... Guillotine.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-05 04:53

    Irrespective of what his religion was,, this guy is one sick individual. Its bad enough decapitating your wife. But to do it in front of your children is truly barbaric and sick. Hang the bastard.

  • Bomb - 2012-06-05 06:36

    hey, the disease spreads further!!!

  • Ted - 2012-06-05 06:54

    Six children at 32.

  • GrootWitHaai - 2012-06-05 08:21

    You can take them out of the bush...

      LanfearM - 2012-06-05 12:31

      You mean the desert surely? ;P

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