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“People are going to talk about me after I have gone,” said Leigh Ann Sabine, shortly before she died at 74. Why? “Because of the body in the bag,” she told her hairdresser. That wasn’t the only time she “joked” that the well-wrapped item she told someone else was a medical skeleton from her nurse’s training was, in fact, a real corpse. When a friend opened the package after Sabine’s death, the contents turned out to be ... her mummified husband. Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Morgan said he thought Leigh Ann Sabine had killed her husband. A forensic pathologist said John Sabine had been hit in the head with a blunt object — and the shape of his injuries was consistent with the stone frog the Sabines had kept by their bed in the Welsh village of Beddau. (AC/London Guardian) ...Perhaps for lack of a stone fowl, she committed murder most amphibious.
Original Publication Date: 29 May 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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