Man kills his wife after getting pregnant from another man and refusing to have an abortionBy Mason White 5:12 PM March 10, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after killing his wife because she became pregnant by another man and refusing to have an abortion, prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates said.
Now, the man who murdered his pregnant wife in Abu Dhabi before fleeing to Bahrain, has been sentenced to death.
The ruling comes after a lower court sentenced the man to just 10 years in prison. The High Court found the defendant guilty of murdering his wife and causing a miscarriage.
The husband confessed to the crime, saying that his wife got pregnant by another man and she refused to have an abortion. He was sentenced to death after relatives of the wife refused to accept blood money and insisted on the death of the murderer.
According to the police investigation, the husband stabbed his wife to death and stuffed her body in the back of his vehicle. He drove his car to an area near the Abu Dhabi airport and dumped her body.
He then took a flight to Bahrain. In Bahrain, the man was arrested and repatriated to Abu Dhabi to face justice.