SAUDI ARABIA: WOMAN BEHEADED FOR FATALLY SHOOTING HUSBAND
April 20, 2009: Authorities have beheaded a Saudi woman convicted of shooting her husband and setting his body on fire.
Laila Bin Hamdan al-Shammari was executed in the northern city of Hayel.
The Interior Ministry said the woman killed her husband after a dispute. It did not explain the nature of the argument.
According to an Associated Press count, this execution was the 24th beheading this year in Saudi Arabia. (Sources: Sapa-AP, 20/04/2009)