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A woman has been detained in central Ukraine on suspicion
A woman has been detained in central Ukraine on suspicion of cutting off her husband's arms, legs and head, the Kriminal.tv crime website reported on Friday.

Passersby discovered the headless and limbless torso of the former Soviet special forces serviceman on the ice at a reservoir in the city of Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk Region, the website reported, citing local police chief Vitaly Kodiya.

Around the same time as the grisly discovery was made, police in another part of the city discovered a bloody head, legs and arms in a garbage container. The victim was soon identified, and officers determined that the man had been killed by his wife.

Investigators established that the woman, who was not named, had killed her husband after he had drunkenly begun to practice combat sambo moves on her, including throwing knives around her. Sambo is a Soviet-developed martial art.

The woman grabbed a hammer in self-defense and hit her husband on the head with it, knocking him out.

She then dragged the body to the couple's shed, and without knowing if he was dead or alive, cut off her spouse's legs, arms, and finally his head. She then dumped his limbs and head in a nearby trash container and threw his torso into the reservoir.

The woman faces life behind bars.


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