Gulf News Editor-at-Large to be charged over death of his wife

Jane Matthew

Dubai Police: Gulf News Editor-at-Large Francis Matthew is referred to Dubai Public Prosecution after confessing to killing his wife Jane, because of marital issues, the Dubai Media Office said.

Dubai Public Prosecution is currently investigating the murder case and reviewing evidence, forensic reports and statements of witnesses.

Dubai Police received a call on Tuesday from the defendant claiming that his wife was assaulted by burglars at their house in Jumeirah, Dubai.

Initial reports showed that death resulted from a strong blow on the head with a hard object, which raised suspicion about the husband.

Suspect confessed committing the murder to Dubai Police, he was then referred to Juvenile and Family Prosecution in presence of legal interpreter

The suspect confessed during Public Prosecution's interrogation that he assaulted his wife and threw a hammer at her without intending to kill her.

Dubai Public Prosecution has charged the husband with murder under the federal penal law; investigations in the case are continuing.