Man kills wife after demanding divorce

A man from another Gulf country is on trial in Ras Al Khaimah on charges of murdering his wife after she demanded a divorce.
A court of first instance had earlier sentenced the unnamed defendant to life imprisonment but the prosecutor appealed the verdict to demand death punishment.
Relatives of the Arab wife accused the husband of strangling his wife with a pillow and setting her room on fire to mislead investigators.
But the husband denied he killed his wife and asked his lawyer to appeal the sentence so he will be acquitted.
Newspapers said the defense lawyer told the court of appeals on Tuesday that there is no evidence his client killed his wife and argued against “contradicting” statements by the victim’s relatives.
After yesterday’s hearings, the judge decided to issue sentence on Jan 28, the report said.

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