Sunday, July 15, 2012

West Coast Demonized In Billionaire Heiress Death

"It is just an eight-hour direct flight from London Gatwick and once you arrive you are never more than 10 minutes’ stroll from a palm-dappled shore. Barbados is known as the Switzerland of the Caribbean for the high number of wealthy home owners, and its residents spend their days swimming, lounging on white sand beaches, lunching and golfing at the famous Sandy Lane Hotel — before playing long into the night. The drink of choice is, of course, rum, and the atmosphere, like the heat, intense, heady.

It is a life that the late Eva Rausing and her husband Hans knew well. The tragic couple split their time between the capital and Barbados where they owned an 11-bedroom beachfront mansion worth £15 million. Set on a private estate near Sandy Lane — said to be the Rausings’ spiritual home — Greensleeves comes with an oriental water garden and koi-filled lily ponds.

But for Hans and Eva, their sun-drenched second home in Barbados may have held a dangerous appeal. For all the island’s well-heeled affluence, it is also reportedly a place of hedonistic debauchery and widely available drugs..."

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  1. The body of milk carton heiress Eva Rausing was found wrapped in bin bags and sealed with duct tape it's revealed as billionaire husband appears in court
    Hans Kristian Rausing, 49, is charged with preventing 'the lawful and decent burial' of his wife Eva
    Mrs Rausing's body was discovered in the couple's £70million Belgravia mansion after her husband was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence
    The body was found underneath bin bags, clothes and bed linen sealed together with gaffer tape in an annexe on the second floor of the house
    Mrs Rausing last seen alive more than two months ago on May 3, suggesting her husband may have lived with her body for up to two months
    Rausing granted conditional bail but must stay at the Capio Nightingale Hospital

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  2. Hans Rausing has avoided jail after admitting hiding his wife's body and driving while under the influence of drugs.

    Rausing, 49, was given 10-month and two-month suspended sentences for the offences after pleading guilty at Isleworth Crown Court in west London. Both terms were suspended for two years.

    Judge Richard McGregor-Johnson, who also ordered the Tetra Pak heir to start a two-year rehab programme, said his behaviour had been "an illustration of the utterly destructive effects of drug misuse".

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