SAUDI ARABIA: ETHIOPIAN WOMAN EXECUTED FOR AXE MURDER
January 10, 2016: Saudi authorities executed an Ethiopian woman convicted of murdering a Saudi female with an axe, the 50th death sentence carried out in the kingdom this year, the interior ministry said.
Jinat Farid was found guilty of killing Ghalia Eida al-Harithi by striking her repeatedly with an axe as the victim knelt to perform Muslim prayers, the ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.
After killing Harithi, the Farid stole two gold rings and an unspecified amount of money, the ministry said.
She was executed in the western city of Taif.
The ministry did not specify any connection between the culprit and the victim, but the kingdom hosts large numbers of domestic workers that come from African and South Asian countries. (Sources: Agence France-Presse, 10/01/2016)