The epitome of a bad husband and noted university professor in Sweden who sliced off his wife’s lower lip and ate it, was formally charged recently with aggravated assault for the brutal and vicious attack.
The 52-year-old man, who is a respected researcher at the Karolinska Institute north of Stockholm, also sliced his wife’s arms in the attack.
According to prosecutors, the man was upset with his wife for requesting a divorce and flew into a jealous rage.
“He did it so that she would never be able to kiss again and said ‘I’ll get four years, but you’re getting a life sentence’,” prosecutor Jakob Holmberg told the TT news agency.
The incident took place in May in the couple’s home south of Stockhlom and has been deeded especially heinous because the injuries sustained by the woman are permanent and the man acted in a way meant to cause extreme suffering.
According to Aftonbladet, the 52-year-old waited until his wife was asleep before brandishing a scalpel and cutting off nearly her entire lower lip.
He then proceeded to eat the piece of flesh he’d removed from his wife’s face.
Prosecutors had first classified the attack as attempted murder, but after the man admitted to the attack during police questioning it became clear that he never intended to kill his wife.
“He helped her call police and remained there until help arrived,” Holmberg told Aftonbladet.
This sicko may have committed the ultimate kiss of death. Even though he didn’t actually kill his wife in the attack, she will have to live with the physical and psychological scars for the rest of her life. The only fair punishment would be, an eye for an eye, or in this case, a lip for a lip.