A Ukranian woman has been arrested and charged with murder after she allegedly beheaded her husband and chopped off his genital to put an end to years of domestic abuse, police say.
The suspect, identified simply as Maria, is believed to have fed her husband’s severed penis to dogs in the village of Obariv.
According to the MailOnline, Maria, 48, attacked her husband Oleksandr, 49, in their bedroom when he returned home from night shift work and fell asleep in the early hours of August 23.
Police said she strangled him to death with her bare hands before hacking his head off with an axe. Then she used a kitchen knife to chop off his genitals before passing it on to the dogs.
Police added that after attempting to cut her husband’s body into pieces, Maria fled the family house and was spotted by a next door neighbour Nadezhda Opanasiuk.
Opanasiuk told local media:
“Her hands, feet and clothes were in blood. She said, ‘I am in trouble. I’ve killed my husband’.
“I did not believe her. I thought they had a quarrel and she might have hit him. I went to see if he needed medical help. When I walked into the room, I saw his mutilated body. The bed sheets were soaked with blood.
“I asked her, ‘Where’s his head?’, and she replied, ‘There, in the sack’.”
Maria confessed to the murder at the scene, according to the police, and she told them all the details before she was arrested.
Police spokesman Vadim Artiukhovich told the MailOnline:
“The suspect confessed in full at the scene. She was charged with murder and taken into custody.
“The woman said that she was constantly suffering physical and emotional abuse and did not see any other option to end her misery.
“Neighbours say they, in fact, saw the husband beating her up and chasing her with an axe a lot of times. However, the woman has never reported the incidents.”
Maria’s son, Viktor Fesianov, said he can’t forgive his mother.
He told local media:
“I know she is my mother. But I do not want to see her any more.”