A high-flying New York City plastic surgeon convicted of killing his wife has finally admitted he tossed her body from a plane into the Atlantic Ocean.
Dr. Robert Bierenbaum was handed 20 years-to-life in prison for the murder, even though there was no body.
But at his recent parole hearing, Bierenbaum — a licensed pilot — confessed to ditching wife Gail Katz’s body into the water from his private plane, ABC News reports.
Katz, 29, disappeared in 1985.
“I went flying. I opened the door and then took her body out of the airplane over the ocean,” Bierenbaum told the parole board, adding that he strangled his wife to death because he was “immature” and “didn’t understand how to deal with his anger”.
He added: “I wanted her to stop yelling at me, and I attacked her.”
Bierenbaum was convicted on the murder in 2000.
According to the New York Post, the plastic surgeon was sunk on circumstantial evidence.
“I was like, ‘Holy s–t, are you kidding me?’” one of the prosecutors, Dan Bibb, told ABC.
“I was stunned because I always thought that that day would never come, that he would own up, take responsibility for having killed his wife.”
The murderous doctor was denied parole. His wife’s family remain bitter.
“This is exactly the same man that I knew 35 years ago,” Katz’s sister, Alayne Katz, told ABC News .
“He hasn’t changed … he is incapable of a shred of remorse.”
She added, “My sister’s body has never been found … Gail doesn’t rest anywhere.”