A former bouncer from Germany allegedly killed his 22-year-old British heiress girlfriend for cash as a result of he was debt-ridden — regardless of his claims she died in an “erotic sport gone flawed,” in keeping with a report.
Marc Schätzle, 32, is on trial in Switzerland within the loss of life of Anna Reed, heiress to a multimillion-dollar racehorse fortune.
The pair met in Thailand whereas she was on a round-the-world journey.
In April 2019, the couple booked into the Resort la Palma au Lac in Locarno, Switzerland, the place Reed was discovered useless within the toilet. An post-mortem revealed she died from strangulation, and likewise suffered small cuts and bruises.
A court docket in Lugano was informed that Schätzle — a father of two who used the identify Marc Dirtywhite — had run up money owed of greater than $54,000 via alcohol, medicine and designer duds, The Solar reported.
“She favored intercourse golf equipment such because the Package Kat in Berlin and consuming — she was British,” he informed the court docket, in keeping with the outlet.
Questioned concerning the alleged intercourse sport, he stated: “I put a towel round her neck and began kissing her. However she needed extra so I put my hand on the towel and pushed.”
Schätzle, who has the phrase “warrior” emblazoned on his brow, allegedly knew Reed had “greater than £25,000 (about $34,000) in her account,” in keeping with the outlet.
On the night of her loss of life, the couple had shared a $140 bottle of champagne over dinner earlier than returning to their resort penthouse.
Visitors reported listening to a loud argument from the room earlier than Schätzle appeared within the foyer to say she was unwell.
“I heard breaking glass and furnishings being pushed noisily across the room,” one visitor reportedly stated. “There was crying. A voice stated, ‘You might be killing me’ or ‘You might be kidding me.’ I needed to go and say one thing however thought it was too harmful.”
The court docket heard that Reed had been given the cash as a twenty first birthday current by her father, Clive, who owns a stud farm value greater than $16 million.
The heiress had spent about $4,000 a month however her spending “jumped significantly” after she met Schätzle, The Solar reported.
5 months after her loss of life, investigators discovered Reed’s bank card hidden in a panel of an elevator on the resort and suspect Schätzle stole it from her both earlier than or after her loss of life and hid it.
He later claimed he had hidden it there as a joke.
Schätzle, who has denied intentionally killing Reed, is charged with intentional murder, theft, fraud and drug offenses.
His social media identify, Marc Dirtywhite, refers to a road time period for “uncooked cocaine.”