Arab sentenced to death for killing pregnant wife
A Court of Cassation in Abu Dhabi sentenced an Arab man to death for murdering his pregnant wife, overturning a previous court ruling for 10 years in prison.
The court found the defendant guilty of murdering his wife and causing a miscarriage, after he confessed to the crime.
It sentenced him to death after the wife’s relatives rejected diya (blood money) and insisted on the killer’s death in line with Sharia (Islamic law).
The unnamed defendant told police he stabbed his wife after suspecting she was impregnated by another man and because of her refusal to abort the baby.
He then drove her car to an area near Abu Dhabi airport and dumped it there. He then took a taxi and headed for the airport for a flight to Bahrain.
In Bahrain, the man was arrested and repatriated to Abu Dhabi after his wife’s family discovered the crime and informed the police.
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