What would Freud say about this case?
A psychologist in Mexico City murdered and decapitated her purportedly abusive husband before scattering his chopped up remains around the city and used his cellphone to send text messages to family and friends in an attempt to make them think he was still alive.
The not-so-good doctor, 40-year old María Alejandra Lafuente Caso, claims that she drugged her husband, 41-year old Allan Carrera Cuellar, by putting sleeping pills into his drink after having suffered years of abuse. She took a chainsaw and chopped up his body, putting the remains in black bins that she deposited at various locations around the city.
Cops were alerted to the murder after Carrera Cuellar’s decapitated head was found in a park by some children. His hands and feet were later discovered in another part of the city.
"Before the body parts were found she convinced everyone that he was alive and well by sending text messages,” a police spokesman said, according to the New York Daily News. "After we found the remains and managed to identify him from DNA, she pretended to be a grieving widow.”
The grieving widow ploy, however, only worked for so long. Modern police work was able to unearth some of the more gruesome aspects at the murder scene.
“[A] forensic examination of her home found traces of his blood and bone gristle in the carpets and bits of flesh in the bathroom,” the spokesman said.
According to investigators, Lafuente Caso claimed mental illness in her case, but doctors and the court found the psychologist to be just a psycho.
"She then tried to have herself sectioned using her knowledge of mental illness as a psychologist so she wouldn't have to stand trial for his murder,” the spokesman said. "But we had a doctor carry out tests and she is of perfectly sane mind."
Lafuente Caso now faces life in prison for the murder of her husband.