A man has been jailed for 20 years by a Dutch court for bludgeoning to death his brother, hacking up the body and boiling the head, in a grisly murder case that enthralled the Netherlands.

The killer, identified only as Mehmet Y., also has been convicted of manslaughter for strangling his ex-wife — an alleged accomplice in the first slaying — in 2002. Her body has never been found.

Prosecutors told Haarlem District Court the brutal 1997 murder was payback for an alleged rape by the victim.

They say Y. likely killed his ex-wife, with whom he still had a relationship, because she was having an affair.

After killing his brother, Y. skinned and then sawed up the body, boiled the head and scattered the remains along a highway, judges said in Tuesday's verdict.