UAE: KILLER CAUGHT BETWEEN PARDON AND DEATH
April 20, 2011: press reports said an Arab man who murdered his wife in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, was facing both pardon and death sentence after one relative decided to forgive him and another insisted on his execution.
The unnamed defendant stabbed his wife seven times in 2010 following a heated argument at their house in Musaffah just outside Abu Dhabi city. He had told court that the argument was triggered by her suspicious behavior and that she tried first to kill him by pulling a knife.
As his wifeâs first relative, his own son, is still a baby, not exceeding three months at the time of the murder, the court named his grandfather, the defendantâs father, as the babyâs client.
âThe grandfather told court he pardoned his son but the victimâs daughter from a previous husband refused to pardon him and insisted on his execution,â the semi official Alittihad newspaper reported. (Sources: www.emirates247.com, 20/04/2011)