Uwe Herbert Hahn informed authorities that his husband Walter Henri Maximilien Biot became unwell, collapsed, and fatally struck his head, according to police.
Saturday, August 6, Brazilian police reportedly arrested a German diplomat for allegedly murdering his Belgian husband in their Rio de Janeiro house and then tried to cover up the crime.
Uwe Herbert Hahn, a consul at Germany’s consulate in Rio de Janeiro, told the police that his Belgian husband Walter Henri Maximilien Biot got sick on Friday night, fell down, and hit his head, killing himself, police said.
Analysis of the body and the couple’s residence in the affluent seaside community of Ipanema revealed, however, that Biot had been badly battered, they claimed.
According to remarks made by Rio de Janeiro’s 14th police station on social media, “the version of events supplied by the consul, that the victim experienced a fall, is contradictory with the conclusions of the forensics study.” Officer Camila Lourenco.
It discovered a number of bruises, particularly on the torso, consistent with stomping injuries as well as lesions consistent with an attack with a cylindrical object, she continued.
“The corpse is crying forth the details of its demise.”
Pictures of what seemed to be blood stains on the couple’s apartment’s floor and furniture were shared on the precinct’s Instagram account.
According to Brazilian media sources, considering the nature of the offense, Hahn would not be granted diplomatic immunity.
The police did not reply immediately to a request for comment.
According to local media sources, Hahn, who was married to Biot for 20 years, attempted to clean up the scene of Biot’s death before police arrived, and then informed detectives that Biot had been drinking excessively and using sleeping pills.
A picture of Biot’s ID card that was in the Brazilian press showed that he was about to turn 53 in a week.
A request for information was not immediately met with a response from the German Embassy in Brasilia.