23 Nov 2012

Double killer sentenced to life in prison

12:07 pm on 23 November 2012

A court in Vienna has sentenced a woman to life in prison for murdering her ex-husband and her lover and hiding the bodies in her ice cream shop.

Estibaliz Carranza, 34, shot dead her ex-husband in 2008 with a .22 calibre Beretta pistol

and killed her lover while he slept two years later. The same gun was used.

She cut up their bodies with a chainsaw and buried them in concrete in the shop's basement.

The BBC reports the remains of ex-husband Holger Holz and lover Manfred Hinterberger were found during routine maintenance work in the shop last year.

Carranza fled from Austria to Italy in a taxi, but was captured and extradited several days later.

During the trial, Carranza pleaded guilty to all the charges.

A court psychiatrist determined that Carranza suffered from a personality disorder as well as serious mental abnormalities.