Sweet, Werner Lippe was convicted

Werner Lippe has been convicted of murdering his wife, Faith, who’s been missing since October 2008. Werner was a jeweler who had designed pieces for celebrities, and he had quite a lot of money. (Wikipedia says the median income for a family living in their hometown is close to $90,000. That’s like twice the national average.) He and Faith were going to get a divorce, and perhaps he didn’t want to share his wealth. Their own son had to testify against his father at the trial.

I was a bit concerned that Werner might not be convicted, because the previous jury had deadlocked at 7 to 5 for acquittal. But justice was served. He faces 25 years to life in prison.

Articles:

Mid-Huson News
The Journal News
The Journal News Again
The Patch

6 thoughts on “Sweet, Werner Lippe was convicted

  1. Kat October 27, 2010 / 9:10 pm

    Gee, what a shame, another scumbag off the streets. At least he won’t get a shot at another wife. I swear, it ought to be mandatory to give up the body or face the DP. Oh, I forgot, that would infringe upon the accused persons rights. Sigh.

    • Meaghan October 27, 2010 / 11:02 pm

      If Werner was telling the truth about the disposal method, there’s no body left.

  2. donde October 28, 2010 / 8:45 pm

    Look, to everyone NOT living in CA or the North East, I make $90 grand. My wife kicks in another $57K. And if you think we are rich, I invite you to take a ride in my 12 year old Cavalier with the glove box proper closed by the ice scraper, over to my 110 year old house with no air conditioning, on a major road. When you are taxed to death, I assur eyou, its not that much money.

    • Meaghan October 29, 2010 / 3:38 am

      I expect Werner probably made considerably more than the average in Cortlandt.

      You remind me of an article I read about people who made $200k annually and were astonished to hear themselves described as anything but “middle class.” The fact is your family makes 3 times as much as the ordinary American household.

  3. donde October 29, 2010 / 10:28 am

    I agree with the fact that we make 3 X as much as the ordinary household. But, that is a misleading statistic. When it is 3X as expensive to live somewhere, then it all evens out. I’m in NJ. To get from Staten Island to your job in NYC is $20.00 a day for 1 bridge. That’s $400.00 a month just to cross a bridge. To park your car once you get there would be maybe $400 hundred more/month. Now, when this guy makes $800.00 more a month than me, it would be pretty rediculous for me to say, “Hey, you make $800 a month more then me. You must be rich.”

    • Meaghan October 29, 2010 / 4:16 pm

      Even in Manhattan though, said to be one of my most expensive places in the world to live, the median income per household is $47,030. The Upper East Side, which houses some of the richest people in the USA, has a median income of only $90,000.

      My own family, it turns out, is pretty wealthy. I pretty much had no idea until I got old enough to go to college. Mom and Dad were constantly complaining about how poor they were, can’t afford this, can’t afford that. Then I had access to their tax forms when I was filling out college applications, and found out just how much they made, and I was shocked.

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