Boris H. was once the CEO of an IT company. Now he has been sentenced to a long prison term.
Bernese Boris H.* (50), who had to answer to the Bern Regional Court for killing his wife Viola H.* († 54) since Monday, was found guilty on Thursday. The judges found it established that the accused had poisoned his wife with an overdose of a gout drug. According to the court, the man acted extremely unscrupulously. The accused found out about the effects of poisons well in advance of the crime and ordered numerous corresponding drugs via a foreign trade portal and had them delivered to a secret PO box.
The accused no longer denied in court that he poured the gout medication into his wife’s coffee in March 2021. However, his defense attorney emphasized that Boris H. did not want to kill the woman.
His wife annoyed him because she kept canceling visits from or to friends because of health problems. The man once wanted to show her what real discomfort felt like. However, the court did not believe this version and sentenced the former CEO of an IT company to 14 years in prison. According to the court, the reason for the murder is as follows: Boris H.* was madly in love with an office colleague and wanted his wife’s death.
When his wife was in the hospital with severe symptoms, he did not inform the doctors about the secret administration of the drug, so they could have pumped out the woman’s stomach and possibly saved her. Instead, he “chatted and flirted” with his new lover, said the court president. (SDA/noo/abt)
* Names changed