A German national who has been married to his Filipina wife for ten years has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he killed his spouse over a senseless argument in Augsburg, Bavaria last December.
Horst Koenig was initially accused of chopping his wife to pieces after killing her while she was sleeping, GMA News reports.
The 53-year-old computer expert admitted to the crime and pleaded guilty in court.
Apparently, the reason why Koenig murdered and mutilated his longtime partner was due to her disapproval of him going to Thailand to enjoy the country’s so-called sex tourism.
Koenig, for his part, was able to push through with his Thailand trip but not before also ransacking his wife’s bank account.
He was caught by authorities when he returned to Germany after five weeks.
Although Koenig was given a life sentence for his crime, he will only be serving 19 years and will be out by the time he reaches 74 years of age due to state laws.