A Russian woman was arrested in Majorca for murdering her husband and feeding his flesh to her pet dog. Svetlana Batukova, 46, was due to appear in court over husband Hans Henkels’ grisly murder.
Her 66-year-old husband bled to death after being stabbed in a frenzied attack at their home in the east coast holiday resort of Cala Millor. His arms had reportedly been cut down to the bone and the alleged killer’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier fed strips of his flesh.
Svetlana, a self-confessed cocaine addict, is said to have taken several hours to call police. She spent the eve of her court appearance in a hospital psychiatric unit after suffering a suspected psychotic episode believed to have been caused by a drink and drugs binge.
The Husband, who had recently undergone tracheal surgery and was unable to speak, may have been drugged before his death because he had no defence injuries, according to investigators. The couple had only married in January after living together for around two years.
The couple are said to have rowed regularly and had been visited by police several times prior to Friday’s afternoon’s incident. Local reports said the Russian woman had recently offered a man she met in a bar €50,000 to do away with her husband.