Today's real-life Gothic murder comes from Germany, where a woman decapitated her lover with a circular saw. Of course it was part of a sex game:
On the night of the killing, Alex H blindfolded himself with a pair of diving goggles blacked out with masking tape and told Gabrielle P to tie him to the bed.
Once he was secured, she is accused of killing him by holding the running circular saw through his chest.
Think about that for a moment.
The story doesn't end there. It gets more Infocult-ish, then becomes part of the heroine's next relationship:
After Alex H was dead, Gabrielle P used the saw to remove his head from his body then covered his remains with a sheet. She did not return to the room and left the body undisturbed for six months.
It was not until she brought a new lover, Christian K, to the house that the body was discovered.
Instead of alerting the authorities, Christian K helped her bury the dismembered corpse in the garden of the house.
"the body was discovered" - passive voice conceals so much. Did Christian stumble across the decayed corpse on his own? Or did Gabrielle present it to him, and, if so, how?
And even more Gothic still:
She had been driven to despair after Alex H forced her to take part in degrading sex games, they told the court as the trial opened on Monday.
Brutal sex killing, decapitation, a rotting corpse, hiding a dismembered body - every day the world becomes more like Infocult.