A salesman has gone on trial for accidentally killing his lover while using a cucumber as a sex toy – and says the couple ‘often used vegetables’ during their lovemaking.
Oliver Dietmann, 46, could face up to five years in jail after the accidental death of Rica Varna, 46.
The couple had consumed four bottles of wine between them – as well as schnapps – before getting out a cucumber ‘to pleasure her’, Dietmann said, according to the Daily Mail.
Dietmann said that afterwards, ‘I put it in her mouth. But suddenly I saw there was smoke coming from the kitchen. I forgot that I had put a piece of meat on the stove for my dog.
‘I ran to the kitchen, fed my dog and then went on to the balcony to smoke a cigarette.’ He said when he returned to the bedroom, Rica was unconscious.
‘I tried to get the cucumber pieces out of her mouth, but they were so mushy I couldn’t get any purchase at all.’
A postmortem showed that Varna was four times the legal driving limit at the time of her death – and medical experts said the cucumber must have got wedged in her throat.
‘The defendant must have known that he should not have left her for so long on her own, said prosecutor Reinhard Hoffman, foreign media reports.