Body-in-boot killer requests commitment ceremony with female lover
VICTORIA: Imprisoned murder accomplice Tania Herman has applied to marry her female lover.
Herman was convicted for her part in the so called ‘body-in-the-boot’ murder of Maria Korp planned with Joe Korp, Herman’s lover and the victim’s husband.
Maria Korp was strangled and beaten in February 2005 by Herman, then left in the boot of her car near the Shrine of Remembrance. She was discovered near death four days later.
She died from her injuries six months later.
Herman (pictured) is serving a minimum nine-year jail-term after she agreed to give evidence against Korp who was awaiting trial but committed suicide on the day of his wife’s funeral.
This week, several media reports suggest Herman has applied to Corrections Victoria for permission to hold a commitment ceremony with her partner Nicole Muscat inside Tarrengower women’s prison, near Maldon in regional Victoria.
Muscat was sentenced to three years and nine months jail in 2011 for stealing $118,000 from gaming machines while working as the operations manager of the Torquay Golf Club.
She was ordered to serve two years before being eligible for parole.