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Diasporian News of Tuesday, 10 January 2012


Ghanaian woman kills her husband in Vienna

Years of disputes between husband and wife have ended deadly last night in Vienna, Austria. A 56-year-old was found murdered in his apartment after a fire.

His 36-year-old wife was found shortly after in Vienna and was finally arrested in a hospital.

The exact sequence of events and their interrogations are hitherto unknown. The fire broke out, according to police spokesman Roman Hahslinger after 11:00 pm on the fourth floor of a house in the viennese district of Favoriten. The emergency services extinguished the flames and took four people to hospital with smoke poisoning. The fire had originated in the bedroom of the couples apartment. The killed man was found in bed with a separated lower leg, and there were injuries in the head and neck area. Traces on the second leg pointed out that it should have also been separated.

A few hours later, a motorist found the 36-year-old wife of the dead man. She made a confused impression and was dressed scantily. The unemployed ghanaian was taken to a hospital, where investigators arrested her on suspicion of murder.

Initial hearings probably brought some of the background of the couple to light, but so far nothing on sequence of events. The 36-year-old said that she and her husband spent a normal day together on monday. They went out to eat something. To the questioned hours, the suspects made no comments so far.

The couple was already known by the police. He was an early retiree at age 56, born in Vienna, and was previously working. The 36-year-old woman is a Ghanaian, she has been in Austria for ten years and is unemployed. Eight years ago she married the 56-year-old man. There were disputes over several years between the two. From time to time the police moved in to settle the disputes. Once he had become violent, then she. It often went to trivia.