UAE: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF HIS WIFE
April 30, 2015: An Arab man who hacked his wife to death with a cleaver has been sentenced to death by Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court.
The incident took place in February 2013 at the coupleâ€™s home, Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister paper of The National reported.
The victimâ€™s son was the first to find the body, after he broke open the front door.
Investigations revealed there was a fight between the couple, as shown by clothes and accessories scattered around the bedroom. A broken knife and a large cleaver were also collected from the crime scene.
The woman was found with cuts on her elbows and stab wounds all over her body.
CID identified the suspect, A J A, 47, after a witness reported that the murderer had called him and asked him to look after his children, shortly after carrying out the murder.
The children, one son, H H J, 21, and two daughters, S A J, 16, and S A J, 13, were not at home when the crime took place.
The suspect was arrested in another emirate after fleeing the scene.
Despite the son retracting his â€˜retaliation in kindâ€™ order, the court sentenced the man to death. (Sources: thenational.ae, 30/04/2015)