A 60-year-old woman has been arrested after the remains of a 52-year-old man were discovered at the bottom of her garden at her home in Luzino, a village in the Omsk region of Siberia.
The discovery was made by her current husband after he dug up the garden to plant potatoes only to stumble across a human skull, and some other bones, buried in the dirt.
He was perplexed when his wife calmly explained to him that the bones belonged to her former husband, and that she had killed him 20 years ago and dismembered his corpse using an axe.
She had buried him at the bottom of the garden and then told her neighbours that he had gone to work but never returned.
She says that the reason behind the murder was due to his abusive behaviour, with him often beating and assaulting her.
However the woman’s current husband didn’t take her advice and decided to go to the police anyway. The woman, who was surprisingly polite, went on to explain to the police how and why she had killed her ex-husband.
She even went as far as to offer a demonstration of how she killed and dismembered him, and then buried bits of body around the garden to help police with their crime reconstruction.
The woman, who has remained unnamed, has since been placed under house arrest while she faces trial of wilful killing which could see her serving a maximum of ten years in prison. Meanwhile one local spoke to the media and told them,
Man finds skull in garden only for wife to reveal it was her first husband who she axed to death— MowZone (@MowZoneUK) June 5, 2018
“By planting potatoes this man may have saved his own life.”
Interestingly this wouldn’t be the first time a former lover’s remains have been found at the foot of someone’s garden, but we can’t imagine it was a nice surprise for the poor old man who suddenly realised the woman he was with romantically had a bit of a violent streak.
We imagine that a lot of the following case will come down to determining just how true the accusations of abuse were, and whether jailing the woman will serve anyone’s best interests. I know this though, the last thing you want to find in a lover’s garden are the bones of an ex because you’re going to spend every argument for the rest of your life wondering if you’re next.