Shocking killing! As a biochemist, she couldn’t have possibly chosen a crueler death for her husband…
Larissa Schuster, 47, has been found guilty of murdering her husband Timothy and now faces a mandatory term of life in prison without parole at sentencing.
The Schusters co-owned a chemical lab and were in the midst of a bitter divorce.
Larissa Schuster and her former lab assistant kidnapped her 45-year-old husband on July 10, 2003, knocked him out with a stun gun and chloroform-soaked rag, then dumped his bound body headfirst into a barrel while he was still breathing.
The assistant, James Fagone, told authorities that Larissa Schuster then poured hydrochloric acid into the 55-gallon container.
His partially-dissolved body was found later at a San Joaquin Valley storage unit.