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Guilty verdict in Austrian 'ice killer' trial

Published on Nov 23, 2012 6:56 AM

VIENNA (AFP) - An Austrian court on Thursday convicted a woman dubbed the "ice killer" of murdering two men whom she cut up with a chain saw and concealed in the cellar of her ice cream parlour.

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."

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