Man accused of killing wife faces her family in court
The Cortlandt man charged with killing his wife was jeered by her family and friends Monday during a court appearance.
Members of the group said they went to Cortlandt Town Court to face 67-year-old Werner Lippe, who is charged with second-degree murder in Faith Lippe's death. He is being held without bail at the Westchester County Jail.
"We just want to make sure that Faith is remembered and how much she was loved and we just want to remember the good about her, not the way she left this earth," said Faith Lippe's cousin.
State Police Capt. Keith Corlett said last week that Werner Lippe admitted to killing his third wife and described disposing of the body "in a way that would make it difficult to locate." In October, Lippe said his wife disappeared and that he last saw her in a dark SUV.
State police spent this past weekend searching Lippe's home on Little Lake Road, but have yet to recover a body.
Friends describe Faith Lippe as a devoted mother who wouldn't leave her two children, which made news of her disappearance so unnerving.
"Once the word got out, everyone said, 'She's dead,' " said Connie Drew, a friend of Faith Lippe. "We just didn't know how."
Werner Lippe didn't enter a plea in court Monday because he does not yet have legal representation. He is due back in court Nov. 11.
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