Because believe that his wife is a ghost, an Australian man murdered his wife on Feb. 3, 2019, in Perth, Australia.
The man named Upendra Ihalahewa is on trial for the brutal lethal stabbing of his wife, Darshika Withana. At that time, the 46-year-old man testified that after his wife offered him a head massage, he grabbed a knife and stabbed her dozens of times.
In riveting court testimony, he said that he saw a “ghost coming to take him.”
As cited News24xx.com from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday, Ihalahewa also referred to the 44-year-old victim as a devil.
The court heard that the husband admits to the grisly slaying after heard that Withana was stabbed multiple times, including in the jugular vein which was severed. The court also contends that he was “of unsound mind” at the time and not responsible for his actions at the time.
Withana suffered 37 defensive injuries to her hands, according to ABC.
Neighbors claimed that several years before the married, the suspect claimed that he was gay. Court records revealed Ihalahewa receiving psychiatric treatment in 2014.
Prior to the killing, Owen claimed Ihalahewa was trawling for casual sex on an online dating app.