Man, 79, arrested for mutilating his girlfriend's face
Taiwan police arrested a 79-year-old man after he sliced off his girlfriend’s nose, ears and lips and flushed them down the toilet, said officials on Thursday.
The man, identified only by his family name Huang, suspected his girlfriend of cheating on him.
Huang tied the 47-year-old woman to a bed in his home in central Changhua city and attacked her with a knife.
He later flushed the body parts down the toilet before phoning for an ambulance.
Police found a note written by Huang that said: "The thing I can’t have I will never allow others to easily obtain. I will end it in the bloodiest way."
News of the heinous crime was splashed across front pages of several dailies in Taiwan.
Huang, a wealthy landlord whose wife passed away last month, began dating the woman, a yoga instructor, six months ago.
However, the relationship soured after she revealed having another suitor, police said.