A flat in Kornhill, where a husband was chopped into pieces and cooked by his wife 11 years ago, failed to sell at auction yesterday - despite being offered with a 30 per cent discount. The third floor, 600-square-foot apartment in Block D of Kornhill was auctioned at a base price of $1.8 million. No one raised their hand for the flat and after three minutes the auctioneer closed the bidding. Kenneth Lo Tsz-kong, sales manager for Midland Realty's Kornhill Branch said the true market value was at least $2.5 million. 'Flats in the area are quite popular. Over the past 12 months, more than 500 units have been sold. It is a very good figure given the current property market situation.' Brazilian soccer star Tomy Giacomeli, who plays for Happy Valley, rents the flat for $10,000. Mr Lo said that before him, a number of expatriates rented the flat, at a similar cost. The grisly murder was sparked by an argument between Fu Tong, 57, and his wife Ma Kit-chi, 58, on the night of February 21, 1988. Ma, married to Fu for more than 28 years, suspected he was having affairs in the mainland. She drugged her husband and tied him to their bed, begging him to be faithful. When she untied one of his hands to let him eat, Fu resisted and Ma bludgeoned him over the head with a hammer. The next day, she used an electric saw to cut Fu into seven pieces, boiled them to dry the blood and dumped them in a Kornhill rubbish tip. Ma told one of her daughters about the murder, but the daughter did not believe her. The daughter made a missing person report on April 1, 1988. A search found blood stains in the flat and Ma was arrested. Fu owned a plastic dying factory. His body parts were never found. His daughters are now 36 and 39. Ma is at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre, where she was sentenced to be held indefinitely.