The case of the mayor stabbed 57 times by his wife that shocked Switzerland

A woman who murdered her husband with 58 stab wounds in Switzerland will be admitted to a psychiatric hospital. The victim was Martin Stäger, mayor of Lauterbrunnen, in the Swiss Alps. This is the story.

Around the world, atrocious, macabre, media, terrifying crimes have caused stupor, an example that human evil has no limit. Photomontage / AVANT-GARDE

The death of Martin Stägermayor of Lauterbrunnen, one of the most visited towns in the Swiss Alps, as As a result of the 58 stab wounds inflicted by his wife on August 15, 2022, it was one of the most high-profile crimes that has impacted this European country.

The wife, whose name has not been made public as is the norm in trials held in the country, She suffered from severe paranoid delusions for which she had already been admitted to specialized clinics in the past. She was the main suspect of the crime since the beginning of the investigations, and confessed to the murder a few days after the atrocious act was committed.

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In the days before the murder, the Prosecutor’s Office said, the wife claimed that someone was trying to poison her, which led to a violent argument in which she took a kitchen knife and repeatedly attacked her husband with it.

The trial for the murder of the mayor of Lauterbrunnen, considered the ‘trial of the century’ in Switzerland, began last week with attention focused on the sentence that his wife would receive, who according to doctors, suffers serious psychological problems and should not be considered criminally responsible for those acts.

Martin Stäger, head of a Mayor’s Office in the Swiss Alps since 2014, died as a result of the 58 stab wounds inflicted by his wife on August 15, 2022. Taken from the internet / VANGUARDIA

In fact, the woman’s paranoid delusions continued during the woman’s preventive detention, and she claims that the security personnel monitoring her work for the Stasi (the famous intelligence service of the former Democratic Germany) and also try to poison her.

Stäger had already hospitalized his wife on several occasions for serious psychological problems.

After analyzing the mental state of the accused, whose name has not been made public following the norm in trials held in the country, the court concluded that the 60-year-old woman suffers from a schizophrenic disorder.

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The medical reports indicated that the disorder was very advanced, making it difficult to treat, and recommended psychiatric confinement, initially dictated for a maximum period of five years but which could become permanent custody if the patient does not respond to any therapy.

The crime deeply shook the town of Lauterbrunnen, one of the most visited towns by tourists from all over the world in the Interlaken region of the Swiss Alps, due to its proximity to ski resorts and the famous Jungfrau massif and the Aletsch glacier. , considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

With information from EFE.

The town of Lauterbrunnen is one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Taken from X / VANGUARDIA
The town of Lauterbrunnen is one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Taken from X / VANGUARDIA
 
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