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Austria's ice cream killer gets life sentence

Woman guilty of chopping up husband and boyfriend and hiding them in cement


Associated Press

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.

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Estibaliz C. waits in  Vienna's main court, Austria,Thursday. 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. (AP Image)
Estibaliz C. waits in Vienna's main court, Austria,Thursday. 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. (AP Image)
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