A jealous Swiss wife has been fined 6000 pounds ( $9400 USD) after tracking down a topless model and threatening to kill her because her husband was always ogling her photos in the newspaper.
According to a report via the UK’s dailymail, the unnamed 51-year-old Swiss wife, from St Gallen launched a vicious campaign of hate against a 20 year old model, identified only as ‘Jil’, who regularly appears semi-nude in popular tabloid Blick.
A court heard how the woman’s ire was tempered as a result of always seeing her husband rush out and buy the paper to look at bare-breasted girls each morning.
Things would come to a head when the woman found out that her husband was among those who voted mother-of-one Jil in as Blick’s Girl of the Year in 2012.
At first the wife focused her anger on the newspaper’s editor, sending him increasingly vile hate-mail demanding Jil, among other models, be dropped.
‘I don’t want to see any more naked breasts in the paper,’ she wrote. ‘Otherwise you’re going to find them with their throats cut on a rubbish dump somewhere.’
The wife would also take to writing to various journalists as well as the publishing house itself expressing similar sentiments.
That said the wife reserved her most hate-filled vitriol for Jil.
Shortly after Jil was voted girl of the year, the woman wrote to her, saying: ‘Jil, do you know that you are a dirty little whore.’
She soon wrote another: ‘Just on the off chance that you decide to turn up topless in Blick again, we are going to kill you. We know who you are and what your daily routine is.’
The Swiss wife even claimed she had hired a hitman to kill Jil.
She also turned her attention on Swiss marketing firm XL-Media AG, which had advertised alongside the sex-shop chain Libosan in the daily Swiss newspaper.
She told them to pull the adverts or face a ‘bloodbath‘ in one of their branches.
Responded XL Company boss Thomas Scheurer: ‘One gets used to a bit of criticism but this letter was so hostile it was almost embarrassing.’
It was only after an intensive police investigation and two years of hate mail that the wife came to finally be arrested and her motive revealed – jealousy at the fact her husband was looking at the partially-naked women in the newspaper.
She pleaded guilty to charges of making threats, insults and falsifying documents as well as causing an accident with a car while drink driving on a mountain bike.
The Swiss wife must now either pay a £6,000 fine or serve 120 days in prison.
At present it is not understood if the Swiss wife plans to appeal the verdict or the ongoing dynamics between her and her husband…