Estibaliz Carranza "Ice Cream Killer" who chopped husband and lover up with chainsaw.
An Austrian court has sentenced a woman dubbed the "ice killer" who cut up her husband and lover with a chain saw and hid them in the cellar of her ice cream parlour to life in a mental institution.
Goidsargi Estibaliz Carranza Zabala, 34, who has joint Spanish-Mexican citizenship, was sentenced to life in a secure mental institution for killing her ex-husband in 2008 and two years later her new partner.
"I can't say anything other than that I am sorry that I took Holger and Manfred's lives," a tearful Carranza said in a short final statement to the court in Vienna after a trial lasting four days.
Chief prosecutor Petra Freh said the killings were "depraved and horrific," calling her a "highly dangerous woman ready to do anything."
Carranza shot Holger Holz and Manfred Hinterberger, dismembered them and then concealed the parts in lumps of concrete that she then stashed in the cellar of her "Schleckeria" shop in the Austrian capital.
The grisly remains were discovered by chance during maintenance work in June 2011. After going on the run to Italy, Carranza was captured several days afterwards and later extradited.
The trial attracted considerable media attention and on Wednesday involved a PowerPoint presentation by a court-appointed medical expert of photos of the sawn-off heads and other body parts of the victims.
Carranza made a full confession to the court in a long and detailed testimony on Monday. She portrayed Holz as a violent and lazy bully, and said that in her relationship to Hinterberger, an ice cream machinery salesman, she felt like she was "in a prison."
When arrested, Carranza was two-months pregnant by another man, whom she married in prison in March this year. The baby boy was born in January but was immediately taken away from her and is now reportedly being looked after by her parents in Barcelona, Spain.
"He is totally different. He is very gentle, the opposite of macho," Carranza said of her new husband. Reports said she intends to apply to be transferred to a prison in Spain in order to be able to see her son regularly.
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