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Hans Kristian Rausing has received a 10-month suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to hiding his dead wife’s body under piles of garbage bags inside a room filled with flies.Hans Rausing’s guilty plea and sentencing comes at the end of a tragic case involving two socialites who were unable to overcome drug addiction, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
But Hans Rausing, whose father made billions when he sold his stake in the Tetra Pak drink-carton conglomerate, was not charged with causing his wife’s death.
Police believe Eva Rausing may have died in early May.
Authorities suspect she had signs of cocaine and other drugs in her system at the time, according to the AP.
Hans Rausing claims he secreted away Eva’s body because he experienced a breakdown and couldn’t deal with her death.
“I did not feel able to confront the reality of her death,” Rausing said in a statement, according to the AP. “I do not feel, with the benefit of hindsight, that following her death I acted rationally.”
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