An "extremely jealous" husband has appeared in court accused of choking his beauty queen wife to death with his bare hands so "no one else could have her".

Patrick S., 27, is said to have killed his wife Jennifer S. in Biebesheim am Rhein, Germany, in February, after she said she wanted to separate.

He then faked a search for he to throw police off the scent Darmstadt Regional Court was told.

He attended his trial for dangerous bodily harm and murder for base motives still wearing his wedding ring.

Prosecution lawyers allege there were significant marital problems because of the defendant's "extreme jealousy and lack of self-control".

Jennifer S, 27, died in February with prosecutors alleging it was at the hands of her husband (

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On the indictment, they argue the motive for her killing was "because he couldn't have her, no one else should have her either."

According to the indictment, Patrick often tried to frighten Jennifer, who was crowned 'City Princess' of the town of Lampertheim in 2017, to then play the role of saviour.

He is said to have disguised himself as a burglar and stabbed her twice with a kitchen knife in front of their then-five-year-old son in January last year.

Jennifer was crowned 'City Princess' of the town of Lampertheim in 2017 (

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The case was dropped after Jennifer refused to testify in court.

However, she told paramedics and police officers shortly after the alleged crime that she recognised the attacker as her husband.

It was on February 27 this year that Patrick is believed to have choked Jennifer to death with his bare hands, allegedly because of her wish to separate from him.

He is said to have disguised himself as a burglar and stabbed her twice with a kitchen knife in front of their then-five-year-old son in January last year (

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He subsequently sent a message from her mobile phone to her sister talking about a "walk on the Rhine", according to news outlet Bild.

He then reportedly faked a search for her in the area, assuming it would rule him out as a suspect.

On the alleged motive, the indictment read: "Because he couldn't have her, no one else should have her either." (

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The defendant, who is a qualified painter, remained silent during the proceedings. He has previously denied both crimes.

The trial is ongoing.