Strange Case

Rausing Gets Suspended Jail Term

Tetra Pak heir Hans Rausing has been given a suspended 10-month jail term after pleading guilty to “preventing the lawful and decent burial” of his wife—and revealed some of the sad details in his wife's death. Eva Rausing’s body was discovered buried under clothing and garbage bags at the couple’s home on July 9, but she is believed to have died on May 7. It was also revealed that Eva Rausing's parents were in the room when her body was discovered. Judge Richard McGregor noted Hans Rausing's claim that he is suffering from mental problems, and said if Hans had been "another rich drug user," the judge would not have been so lenient.