Donald Trump’s Geriatric Jeweler Avoids Alimony By Literally Lighting His Wife Up

- By Bossip Staff

Whatever happened to just going through with the divorce?

A 68-year-old NY jeweler, who’s made iced-out pieces for the likes of Donald Trump and Yoko Ono, has been found guilty of tossing his wife in an oil drum and lighting her on fire. Where does a man that age get the strength for all that? And why not just leave her, instead of killing the mother of your teenage kids?

Werner Lippe of Cortlandt, New York, had confessed to the killing three times, but then recanted and testified to his innocence.

His defence stressed that no trace of his wife’s body was ever found, and an earlier jury was unable to reach a verdict.

Jurors at Lippe’s retrial spent eight hours deliberating over two days, and asked to hear each of Lippe’s recorded confessions.

On one recording – by a friend wearing a wiretap for the police – Lippe said of his wife: ‘She doesn’t exist anymore. They can’t find her.’

District Attorney Janet DiFiore said Lippe’s ‘horrifying acts of violence against his wife and the mother of his two children are unspeakable and he will now be held accountable.’

By killing his wife, the prosecutor said, Lippe stood to gain $1.5 million he would lose in the divorce.

‘He had the motive to kill her, he had the means, he had the opportunity and he had the know-how,’ said prosecutor James O’Rourke.

Lippe said in his confessions that he knocked out his wife with a board on October 3 2008, then burned her in a backyard ‘burn barrel’.

Police saw the barrel early in the investigation, but it disappeared before Lippe was arrested. No trace of his wife – bone fragments, blood or DNA – was found.

Lippe testified that he had confessed because he feared investigators were manufacturing evidence against him.

He also said he had become fearful that James Learnihan, the friend who wore the wire, would hurt him if he didn’t say what Mr Learnihan wanted to hear.

‘I wanted him off my back,’ Lippe said.

He claimed he had learned when his mother was cremated that it was impossible to destroy bones and teeth by burning, and he thought he would be exonerated when authorities realized his body-burning story couldn’t be true.

But prosecutors said Lippe could have disposed of his wife’s bones and teeth with the acids he kept in his workshop at his home.

Judge Barbara Zambelli set sentencing for March 29. Lippe could be sent to prison for 25 years to life and has already spent two years behind bars.

And now your kids are basically orphans. SMH.


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  • nana

    These white people don’t play, shyt! They wil murk u in a minute

  • I_saw_this_one_coming

    The time to hesitate is through
    No time to wallow in the mire
    Try now we can only lose
    And our love become a funeral pyre
    Come on baby, light my fire
    Come on baby, light my fire
    Try to set the night on fire, yeah

  • lmio

    Where you can go along with world trends on .There are so many fashion items you need and all the big brand you love.


  • ignoranceisbliss

    He has a lot of living to do you know 68 is the new 40 so he was thinking about his future….Stupid

  • I love love an Asian Man

    ‘It’s cheaper to keep her’.


    Damn, that’s some Iceman-working-for-the-mafia type mess. That guy’s serious. Y’all can’t be coming at these stressed dudes talking about no alimony. This is not the time. Not in no recession.

  • its just me baby!

    Who’s the dummy now? *major payne voice* LOL @Marquis…WOW!!

  • E.C. from D.C.

    wow talking about dogs being controlling and territorial…. men be just as bad. smh

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