Austria’s ice cream killer gets life sentence
ASSOCIATED PRESS November 22, 2012 12:46PM
Estibaliz C. waits in Vienna's main court, Austria,Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Estibaliz C. the Mexican- Spanish owner of a ice cream parlor is accused of shooting her ex-husband in 2008 and a new partner in 2010, slicing the bodies up with a chain saw , freezing the body parts in the apartment that also served as a store room for the ice cream parlor, and concealing them in chunks of concrete in the cellar of her shop in the Austrian capital. She was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Updated: November 22, 2012 11:21PM
VIENNA — An Austrian ice cream parlor owner has been found guilty of killing her ex-husband and a boyfriend before chopping them up with a chain saw and burying them in concrete in her shop’s basement.
A Vienna court convicted the 34-year-old woman of murder Thursday and handed her a life sentence, ordering her to be held in psychiatric care, according to Austrian news agency APA.
The woman, identified only as Estibaliz C., confessed to the murders Monday but her lawyer said she will appeal.
The woman, dubbed the “Ice Lady” by Austrian media, shot the men in 2008 and 2010, putting their body parts in a freezer before burying them in her cellar. She had told the court her ex-husband failed to leave her alone and the boyfriend cheated on her.