A cow in the German town of Greifenstein may see its fate fall in the hands of the butcher as it has found itself being accused of murdering a 57-year-old woman after wandering off on its own days earlier.
While it may sound like a setup for a cheesy late-night comedy, it is in fact true.
Verona, the cow, has been caught up in this legal battle since the woman’s death in 2011, and while the owner was found guilty of negligent homicide in 2013, the duo is up for trial once again as the courts have found possible procedural mistakes.
The court is calling the DNA matching the cow to the deceased woman into question and will have it undergoing two new evaluations to finally put an end to the question of who killed Maria G.
Was it Miss Scarlet with the lead pipe in the ballroom? Maybe Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the library? Or was it Verona with the hoof on the street? The courts will reveal it all to put an end to this moo-stery.