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Prosecutors are demanding a 12-year jail term for 22 stone German Herman Baum, 45, after he deliberately crushed his seven stone girlfriend Silke Maier, 32, to death by sitting on her during a row.

He had then loaded her body into a wheelbarrow and pushed her for more than three miles through the German city of Wurzburg without anyone noticing. When he came to a field, he even managed to dig a hole and bury her without anyone raising the alarm.

The body was only found when police started looking for the 32-year-old mother-of-one when her family reported her missing.

He admitted killing her, then stealing cash and valuables to make it seem like a robbery. Sentencing will take place later today (Mon).

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