WOMAN SAWS LOVER IN HALF DURING SEX Chainsaw horror –
She tied him to bed and pressed chainsaw to his chest, court told
A MAN died after his girlfriend tied him to the bed and sawed him in half with a CHAINSAW during sex.
On a winter night in late 2008, Gabriele Prinz and Alex Hapse were bonking in their Munich flat.
Mr Hapse, 28, had pulled a pair of diver’s goggles covered in duct tape over his eyes, so he couldn’t see, a murder trial was told.
At some point during the intercourse, he asked his girlfriend to tie him down. But after she had bound him to the bed frame, Prinz reached for a chainsaw which was lying nearby.
She removed the safety catch and pressed it to her boyfriend’s chest. He died from the injuries.
For months his body lay where he had been killed. The 23-year-old trainee teacher cut his head off with the saw, pulled a sheet over the body and never went back into the room, according to the prosecution.
It was only when she took her new boyfriend home six months later that he found the dismembered body.
But instead of informing the authorities, he enlisted the help of a friend and carried the pieces down into the garden, where they were buried.
The victim’s foster parents became worried when they didn’t hear from him and employed a private detective to track him down.
But they heard a rumour that he had gone to Romania with a new girlfriend and wanted to break off contact with his entire family.
An apparent sighting in 2010 also appeared to convince authorities that Mr Hapse was still alive.
Only in February 2016 did police discover his remains, acting on a tip-off they had received weeks earlier.
Investigators have spoken to witnesses who said Prinz threw her boyfriend out of MURDER CHARGE: Trainee teacher Gabriele Prinz the house after an argument, but he persuaded her to let him move back in.
The prosecution alleges that it was at this point Prinz decided to murder him.
But her defence say the act was not premeditated and claims that the chainsaw lay in the bedroom as the couple were undertaking renovation work.
The defence argues that the attack was an impulsive “act of desperation” – a crime that does not constitute murder.
The case continues.