Oliver Dietmann a German salesman who accidentally killed his lover while using a cucumber as a sex toy has gone on trial for negligent homicide.
Appearing in court in Mannheim, Diekmann faces the potential of five years jail after the bedroom death of his lover Rica Varna also 46.
During testimony, the court heard how the lovers along with cucumbers used carrots and courgettes in a bid to exaggerate their love making. Matters of detail which went unspared as the victim’s father and sister sat in the public gallery.
Un-repentent, the accused told how he and Varna ‘often used vegetables’ as a substitute for sex toys.
Pause. Look out the window and giddily touch that warm feeling inside my loins.
Continuing. 4, 3, 2, 1 ….
Oliver Diekmann told how he fist met Rica in 2004, but it wasn’t until 5 years later that their relationship turned sexual after inviting Rica to his place where the cucumber was used ‘to pleasure her.’
On the night of Rica’s death, Dietmann admitted the pair had drunk four bottles of wine between them along with several glasses of schnapps. A post mortem later showed that she was nearly four times over the legal limit to drive a car.
He told the court how after the cucumber had served its purpose, ‘I put it it in her mouth. But suddenly I saw there was smoke coming from the kitchen. I forgot that I had put a piece of meat on the stove for my dog.
‘I ran to the kitchen, fed my dog and then went on to the balcony to smoke a cigarette.’
To his horror, upon returning to the bedroom, Rica was unconscious.
Medical experts later said that the cucumber got wedged in Rica’s throat, cutting off her air supply and plunged her into a coma.
Told prosecutor Reinhard Hoffmann: ‘The defendant must have known that he should not have left her for so long on her own.’
Or should he? Or was he capable in his present ‘heightened’ state of knowing? And why for that matter didn’t Rica know or agree to the one of many episodes in the past?
A verdict in the case is due on Friday.
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