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Second Murder Trial of Cortlandt Manor Man Begins
Testimony began today in the second murder re-trial of Cortlandt Manor resident Werner Lippe. Lippe is accused of second degree murder in the killing of his wife Faith in 2008. Her body has never been found. A first trial ended in a hung jury.
Prosecutors today said Lippe had the motive to kill his wife Faith, with whom he had been locked in a bitter divorce battle at the time of her disappearance. The Prosecution argued that Lippe stood to lose roughly $1.5 million in a divorce settlement with his wife, had the divorce gone through.
Lippe has said his wife simply "disappeared" with someone in a dark car the day she went missing in October 2008.
Officials allege Lippe killed his wife, Faith, by hitting her with a wooden plank and then disposed of the body in a burn barrel in the backyard of his Cortlandt Manor home. The couple have two teenaged children.
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