Karolj Ludman convicted for murdering his wife Slavica in Mol by setting her on fire using gasoline
Ludman claimed from the beginning of the trial that he and his wife "lived in a harmonious marriage for 25 years" until he found out about her alleged long-term extramarital affair
Karolj Ludman, 58, of Mol, northern Serbia, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the aggravated murder of his wife, Slavica Ludman, 47.
He is accused of pouring gasoline over his wife Slavica in the night between May 24 and 25 this year in their family home in Mol, and setting her on fire.
He claimed that he and his wife "lived in a harmonious marriage for 25 years" until he found out about her alleged long-term extramarital affair.
He also claimed that he wanted to "settle everything peacefully, but despite her promise to break up with the other man, she did not do it."
On the fatal night, according to the man charged of committing the heinous crime, he woke Slavica up because of health problems, but she told him to leave the house.
"I went to the car, took out the canister, walked into the room. When she saw me with the canister she got up and I threw it and a lighter on the bed. Everything exploded, the walls burned," saids Karol Ludman, who earlier told the prosecution that he had bought gasoline with the intention of setting his wife on fire.