A man and his wife have been found guilty of murdering his parents so she could “have him to herself”.
Nuremberg-Fuerth regional court heard how the man bludgeoned his 66-year-old mother to death with a hammer as she lay in bed in December 2017. She was reportedly against the pair's relationship.
The 26-year-old, named by German media as Ingo P, then killed his 70-year-old father, German news agency dpa reported.
Prosecutors argued that while the man’s 23-year-old wife was not present for the killings, she was jointly responsible because she had urged him to kill his parents “to have him to herself”.
The couple hid the bodies by entombing them behind a wall in their house.
Then they reported the parents missing and publicly asked for donations for a search operation. They later got married.
The bodies were found weeks later by investigators.
The verdict can be challenged.
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