Italian Couple Accused of Using Butter as Murder Weapon

Posted by Shazy on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

While butter sometimes gets a bad rap for its effects on cardiovascular health, it isn't often that the creamy spread is accused of being an accessory to murder. However, a stick of butter was allegedly the weapon of choice for a Sicilian couple looking to bump off the woman's ex-husband. The Italian paper Corriere della Sera reports that the lovers used the butter to suffocate Calogero Lo Cocco, 40, thinking that the dairy product would melt in the man's esophagus before his death was investigated. According to the AFP, the pair told the police that Lo Cocco arrived drunk at their house and attacked them. When they tied him up in self-defense, he unexpectedly collapsed and died.