Man Arrested After Abandoning Obese Wife In Bathtub

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A man has been arrested for abandoning his obese partner in a bathtub for 10 days until she died.

The man, known only as Guenter S, is accused of leaving his 326 pound wife, Simone W, while she was wedged in the bath at their home in Beckum, Germany.

Instead of calling for help or facilitating the rescue himself, Guenter, 58, allegedly just spent a week providing her with snacks, drinks, and medication, The Sun reports.

Authorities weren't called until 10 days later, where they realized Simone had died 48 hours prior.

Since the revelation, Guenter has been charged with "abandonment resulting in death," with a spokesperson stating police believed Simone had been calling for help.

Public prosecutor, Ralf Hinkelmann, also said the defendant "left the victim helpless, ignoring her cries for help.”

Guenter has since denied the charges, and told the local media, "She did not let herself be helped, mind your own frigging business."

He told police the incident, which took place in June 2016, occurred after he heard a bang from the bathroom and found his wife lying in the bath face down.

"She had hit the shelf on the head in the fall, shards were lying all around," Guenther said.

Irritated Simone had reportedly refused his help, Guenter gave his wife her cellphone and tablet, and allegedly said, "If you need help, get it yourself. You don’t want it from me anyway."

She apparently made herself "comfortable," by playing on her tablet in warm water, while Guenter served her coffee and newspapers.

It's believed she died of pneumonia.

Do you think Guenter should be held accountable for his wife's death?