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71-year-old woman kills her husband and cooks his body parts

By Mason White 12:53 PM June 22, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
An elderly woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her husband and cooking her body parts, police in France said.

Longwy Police said that the 71-year-old woman was arrested last week, after being accused of cooking her 80-year-old husband’s heart, nose and genitals.

According to the police investigation, the retired woman beat her husband to death with a kitchen utensil used to grind spices. She cooked parts of his body in a pot in the kitchen.

Police did not say if the woman ate the body parts. The suspect’s lawyer said that the woman suffers from delusions.

“Obviously, this was done in a fit of madness,” the lawyer said. The woman is being held in the psychiatric unit of a prison.

A judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation to determine of the woman can stand trial.