Husband, 78, is jailed in Italy for drowning his wife, 77, after she confessed to cheating on him with his brother 40 years earlier
- Giovanni Perria, 78, from Narbolia, was found guilty of murdering his wife
- Giovanni killed his wife after he learned she had cheated on him with his brother
- Brigitte disappeared October 2018, her body was discovered three days later
A man has been convicted of murdering his wife by drowning in Italy.
Giovanni Perria, 78, from Narbolia, Sardinia, was found guilty of murdering his wife Brigitte Pazdernik, 77, by drowning her in the sea, and has been jailed for 24 years.
It came after she confessed to cheating on him with his brother 40 years earlier.
Giovanni Perria, 78, (pictured) from Narbolia, Sardinia, was found guilty of murdering his wife
Brigitte disappeared from their home on October 10, 2018, and her body was discovered by fishermen three days later, floating about fifty meters from the shore at Su Pallosu.
Giovanni was arrested and charged with her murder in January 2019.
The autopsy established that the elderly woman had drowned and suspicion fell on Giovanni after it emerged the couple had had an argument on the evening of her death.
Giovanni killed his wife after he learned that she had cheated on him with his brother 40 years earlier, while they were living in Germany, according to local media reports.
It is thought his brother could even have fathered one of couple’s children.
Giovanni threw his unconscious wife into the sea where she died by drowning, the court heard.
The 78-year-old avoided a life sentence after the jury ruled that the murder had not been premeditated.
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