Drugs found in murder suspect's coffee grinder

Richard Orange
Richard Orange - [email protected] • 16 Oct, 2013 Updated Wed 16 Oct 2013 09:24 CEST
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Norwegian police now think the ex-wife of a murdered chief executive drugged him before he was set alight inside his BMW, after they found traces of anaesthetic in her coffee grinder.

Investigators found the drug in the grinder Helena Asheim kept in her house in Tranby, just outside Oslo.  The same substance has been detected in the body of her ex-husband Per Gunnar Asheim. 
 
Police found Asheim dead on the 27th March, after a passing hiker reported finding the burnt-out car in a parking lot in the village. His ex-wife, who has always denied guilt, was arrested and charged the next day. 
 
According to VG, police still do not know for sure whether 57-year-old businessman was alive or not when the car caught fire. 
 
The wife's bank statements show that she bought matches and a can of diesel in the days before her husband's death. 
 
The couple had been in the middle of a custody battle over their two children. 

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