Man on Trial for Murdering Wife Who Fell in Love With Another Woman
BY Diane Anderson-Minshall
March 30 2014 3:27 PM ET
A Scottish man, Tony Vita, killed his wife wife of 20 years the day after he found out she was having a lesbian affair, according to court testimony this week. The Mirror reports that Marion Vita's girlfriend, Elwira Rumniak, told the court that Tony found text messages between the two women and sent a text telling them to "rot in hell."
Grant McCabe reports that Vita, 47, denies murdering his wife, who was found stabed to death in their home in Baillieston, Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept. 20, 2013. The Daily Record reported that the two women met at a party the previous year and began a sexual relationship within weeks. Eventually the two women fell in love and had discussed having a family together, with Rumniak even proposing marriage to the still-married Marion.
McCabe reports that Marion "moved to a job as a manager at the Crown Office in Edinburgh to be closer to her lover and ended up staying at her flat in the capital most of the week."
The night before his wife's alleged murder, Vita discovered the text messages and called and texted his wife repeatedly, while she was with Rumniak.
Rumniak told the court that “Marion said, ‘He knows about us.’ I held her really tightly and said, ‘We will be OK.’”
The Polish-born woman also told the court that Tony Vita texted her after telling Marion to rot in hell. His text to Rumniak: “He mentioned Auschwitz and how he wanted me to suffer more than what happened there.”
The next day, Rumniak says, Marion returned home to Vita after he threatened to kill himself.
Vita and Marion have a son, as well. No word on where he is while Vita stands trial for murder.