A married man who had a relationship with another woman in Abu Dhabi strangled her because she nagged on him to marry her after she aborted his baby, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The man told court in the capital that he was forced to have sex with the woman after she locked him up in her room and threatened to cause a scandal to him.
He confessed to murdering her after a heated argument at her apartment because of her persistent demands to marry her.
The defendant also confessed to have had liquor just before killing the woman, according to the Arabic language daily Alkhaleej.
It did not identify the killer and his victim but said seven other defendants face charges of failing to report the murder, a charge which they denied.