Woman kills hubby then cooks him

CHINA - A woman in China murdered her husband and boiled the corpse to cover her tracks after he abused her and her daughter.

The woman drugged the man, her second husband, and tortured him for three days in June by withholding food and water and beating him, causing his death, said a report on government-backed news portal Anhui News yesterday.

She then dismembered the corpse with a saw and boiled the parts in a pressure cooker to hide the evidence, the report added.

It did not detail how she disposed of the cooked flesh afterwards.

The psychological burden of the crime proved too much for her to bear, causing her to lose over 6kg and turn herself in, according to the report.

A police officer in Anhui province's Lu'an City, where the incident occurred, confirmed the case to AFP, but declined to give further details.

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