Woman Murders Ex-Husband And Boyfriend

A woman, Estibaliz Carranza, is currently serving a life sentence for murdering her ex-husband and lover and carefully chopping their bodies into pieces.

A 36-year-old woman in Austria, Estibaliz Carranza, a dual Spanish-Mexican citizen, has earned the sobriquet of Ice Cream Killer after it was revealed that she murdered her ex-husband, Holger Holz in 2008 and her boyfriend, Manfred Hinterberger in 2001, dismembered them with a chainsaw and took concrete-mixing classes to hide the bodies, and buried them in the basement of her ice cream shop, while using the sound of her ice cream making machine to drown out the sound of the chainsaw.


The Vienna based woman who was arrested after workmen discovered the body where she buried them, killed Holz when he refused to leave after divorce, shooting him as he worked on his computer, cut him up and hid the body parts in flower pots. She then killed Hinterberger as he slept with same gun after a row, and gave him the same treatment.

Estibaliz Carranza who is currently pregnant for another man, has been sentenced to life in prison for the double murders.

The Daily Mail described her this way:


A cold-blooded ice-cream parlour owner dubbed the 'ice lady' for the calculated way in which she killed her ex-husband and lover has revealed how she dismembered them with a chainsaw and took concrete-mixing classes to hide the bodies.

She shot both men in the back of the head at close range, cut up their bodies and froze them in a deep-freeze refrigerator before later interring them in concrete under the cellar of her store.

Now, in an explosive memoir written from her jail cell, she has revealed the grisly details about how she carried out each murder.

Holz became her first victim after he refused to move out of their home, in Vienna, Austria, following their divorce.

She told how she walked up behind him one evening as he worked on his computer, held her Beretta .22-calibre handgun to the back of his head and pulled the trigger.


She then used the noise of her ice-cream making machines to drown out the sound of the chainsaw as she cut him into pieces before hiding some of his body parts in flower pots in her basement.

Two years later, after apparently getting away with murder, Carranza also murdered her new boyfriend, Mr Hinterberger, while he was sleeping after a drunken argument.

Before his killing, however, she took both shooting course and a concrete mixing course in preparation.

Claiming he was drunk and abusive, she said:

He turned his face to the wall and started snoring... I was so angry. I had the gun under the mattress. I took it out, loaded and shot.


In the morning she 'asked him to forgive me for what I had done.

She then proceeded to dispose of the body.

A year later, she fell pregnant by a third boyfriend, and was looking forward to a happy future when workmen stumbled across the remains in the basement, and called the police.

But she fled

Writing in her book, entitled 'My Two Lives, The True Story of the Ice Lady' and co-written with journalist Martina Prewein, she said:


I killed two men, whom I once loved. There is no way of glossing this over, I robbed two mothers of their sons. I believed I had to serve men, no matter how they behaved.

I couldn't say no. I couldn't do it, I couldn't get free of them.

She said she made them into 'monsters and finally they made me a beast'.

A psychiatric report commissioned by the court said that Carranza, now in a unit for the 'mentally abnormal', was dangerous and was like a 'princess... who just wants to be 'rescued' by a man'.

During her trial, Judge Susanne Lehr told a Vienna court her confession and her state of 'considerable psychological damage' were mitigating factors, but her careful planning and her behaviour after the murders counted against her.



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