Court Watch - POSTED: 2010/09/27 14:31
The case of a New York man accused of killing his wife and incinerating her in an oil drum is going back to court.
Opening arguments in the retrial of Werner Lippe of Cortlandt, N.Y., are set for Monday at the Westchester County Courthouse.
Lippe confessed three times to killing his wife Faith. He later recanted and insisted during his trial last winter that he last saw her being driven away from their home in October 2008.
Prosecutors never found a body or any trace of one. They alleged that Lippe, a jeweler, burned his wife in a backyard oil drum — which was not recovered. They said he could have used the acids he kept in his home workshop to get rid of bones and teeth.