A German husband who killed his Filipino wife and sliced her body into eight pieces because she stood in the way of his Thailand sex holiday has been jailed for life.
Horst Koenig, 53, bludgeoned his 37-year-old Filipino wife Grace with a hammer when she was fast asleep in bed.
He then sliced her body with a reciprocating saw and bundled the parts into a rented warehouse locker before jetting off to Thailand for an ‘exciting’ getaway.
Today he was found guilty of the ‘particularly callous’ crime and sentenced to life in prison.
Koenig turned a ghostly white when District Judge Christoph Wiesner in Augsburg, Bavaria announced his verdict saying: ‘Such a motive is shocking for the court.’
He previously admitted he killed his wife of ten years and cleared out her bank account so he could enjoy a ‘booze and hookers’ holiday in the far east.
At Augsburg State Court he confessed to plotting the murder and described in detail how he planned it and carried it out.
‘I had check lists made, I worked it all out,’ the chemical laboratory assistant told judges.
Grace, from the Philippines, had endured a marriage filled with his infidelity, said prosecutors. He wanted to take a sex holiday but knew she would ‘have to be out of the way,’ they said in court.