A man in Brazil has been arrested for killing his wife, chopping up her corpse, and cooking her body parts on the barbecue.
Mauro Sampietri was arrested outside a hospital in the city of Corumba in the west-central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul on Thursday morning, 10th February.
He is accused of the femicide of his wife Claudete Sampietri, 59, in the city of Pinhais in the southern state of Parana in January 2017.
His arrest came after the police received an anonymous tip-off. He had been living in Corumba, where he had been posing as an Italian and living with his new wife.
He had gone to pick his new wife up from work when the arrest took place, and he reportedly told the police officers his name was Domenico and that he was Italian.
However, they knew he was lying and arrested him. He was taken to the police station, where he reportedly confessed to killing his wife in Parana in 2017.
He said he had been living in Corumba for over a year, in the Cravo Vermelho III neighbourhood.
Mauro Sampietri was 59 when he killed his wife, chopped up her corpse and barbecued some of her body parts.
Claudete Sampietri was registered as missing, and a burnt torso was found next to a sports court in Pinhais three days later.
A post-mortem confirmed it belonged to the missing woman two months later. Mauro was arrested on the same day and denied any guilt.
However, he was sentenced to 21 years in prison and issued a fine. Details of his escape from the law were not reported.