A Polish woman has been arrested for hiring her husband to stab her lover to death.
Aleksandra S., 30, and her husband Adrian S., also 30, were both arrested over the murder of Aleksandra’s lover Erwin P., 27.
The crime took place in the city of Krakow, in southern Poland, between Saturday, 3rd, and Sunday, 4th September.
The suspects’ and victim’s surnames were withheld due to strict local privacy laws.
The footage, showing Adrian S. being taken into custody by police, was obtained from the Lesser Poland Voivodeship (Malopolskie) Police on Tuesday, 6th September, along with a statement saying that Krakow Police had detained the woman and her husband after the 27-year-old was found dead.
The police said that Adrian S. had carried out the murder and that he was arrested while trying to flee by train.
A passerby reportedly raised the alarm at 6.30am on Sunday after spotting the victim’s body in some bushes near railway tracks.
The police dispatched officers to the scene, saying: “The first observations showed wounds in the chest area and on the face. Then, an examination was carried out with the participation of the prosecutor and a forensic expert. They showed that a homicide had taken place.”
Police became suspicious about Aleksandra S. after speaking to her about her lover’s death. They said: “She was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder. However, the policemen determined that the husband of the woman was the perpetrator.”
The police said that on the night of the murder, Adrian S. allegedly stabbed Erwin P. in the back, near his head, with a knife, “as a result of which the victim fell to the ground, and Adrian S. began hitting him on the head, face and other parts of his body, and kicking him, and then stabbed him several times with a knife all over his body, resulting in multiple injuries, which resulted in the death of the man”.
The cops said that the husband and wife then moved the body into some bushes to hide it.
Both suspects have reportedly confessed to the crimes, according to the police, who said that the woman had given her husband money before he boarded the train.
It is currently unclear why the victim was murdered. The pair are being held in pre-trial detention while the police investigation is ongoing.
Both suspects face a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.