Maria Alejandra Lafuente, 40, a Mexican psychologist has been accused of decapitating her husband and scattering his remains across Mexico City whilst pretending to be her husband sending texts to friends and family that he was still alive.
In her defense the woman would claim that she had been repeatedly beaten by her husband Allan Carrera Cuellar, 41.
Probed the woman would admit drugging her husband by slipping sleeping pills into his drink at their home in the Mexican capital prior to decapitating him.
Prosecutors allege Lafuente then took his chainsaw to dismember his body and wrapped his remains in several black bags, before disposing of them across the city.
Police launched an investigation after children discovered his head while playing in a local park.
The man’s hands and feet would later be found in another part of the city. His remains would match blood and bone matter found at the couple’s home.
In an effort to hide the man’s disappearance and ward off friends and family asking where her husband was, Maria Alejandra Lafuente told them he had gone on a business trip and allegedly sent them text messages from his phone.
Told a police spokesman: ‘Before the body parts were found she convinced everyone that he was alive and well by sending text messages.
‘After we found the remains and managed to identify him from DNA, she pretended to be a grieving widow.
‘But a forensic examination of her home found traces of his blood and bone gristle in the carpets and bits of flesh in the bathroom.
‘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.
‘But we had a doctor carry out tests and she is of perfectly sane mind.’
Maria Alejandra Lafuente is currently awaiting trial in Mexico City where she is accused of murdering her husband and faces life in prison.