Sex-abuse farmer killed by family and fed to dogs

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13 May 2005, INGOLSTADT - A court in Germany on Friday handed down prison sentences against a farmer's wife and her two daughters along with a son-in-law who murdered the farmer and fed his dismembered flesh to his own dogs. In tearful testimony before Ingolstadt State Court, the defendants said the 52-year-old man had sexually abused his two daughters since they were pre-adolescent children. The daughters, now 18 and 20, told the court he had abused them up to twice a week. The older woman said the abuse

13 May 2005

INGOLSTADT - A court in Germany on Friday handed down prison sentences against a farmer's wife and her two daughters along with a son-in-law who murdered the farmer and fed his dismembered flesh to his own dogs.

In tearful testimony before Ingolstadt State Court, the defendants said the 52-year-old man had sexually abused his two daughters since they were pre-adolescent children.

The daughters, now 18 and 20, told the court he had abused them up to twice a week. The older woman said the abuse had continued even after her boyfriend moved in at the farm on the banks of the Danube.

In autumn 2001 the victim's wife and the son-in-law decided to put an end to the situation and killed him while he was in a drunken stupor. The son-in-law used a meat axe and a saw to dismember the body, meat from which he fed to the farmer's dogs.

The court sentenced the 50-year-old wife and the 21-year-old son- in-law to eight and a half years in prison. The daughters were given juvenile sentences of under three years.

The remains were never found, despite a detailed search and genetic fingerprinting analysis of the crime scene. The prosecution rested its case solely on a confession given by the son-in-law when conscience pangs caused him to break down and tell everything.

DPA

Subject: German news

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