Guard gets 10 years for slay­ing wife

The Gulf Today - - HOME - BY HAMZA M. SENGENDO

DUBAI: A se­cu­rity guard who knifed his wife to death for try­ing to com­mit sui­cide was on Tues­day sent to spend ten years in the dock plus de­por­ta­tion.

The African guard, 26, found his wife pre­par­ing to com­mit sui­cide. He re­peat­edly stabbed her to death inside a lat at a build­ing along Dubai-ain Road on Sept.7.2017, and stabbed his stom­ach.

He stabbed him­self in a bid to com­mit sui­cide too, ac­cord­ing to records at Al Bar­sha Po­lice Sta­tion. “Not guilty,” he re­it­er­ated deny­ing mur­der and at­tempted sui­cide at the Dubai Crim­i­nal Court.

Pros­e­cu­tors de­manded the tough­est pun­ish­ment. Dur­ing an­other hear­ing he con­tended, “She was the one who as­saulted me. She knifed me seven times in the stom­ach then my arm and neck.

I had to un­dergo sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures. My in­testines were out. A hos­pi­tal re­port about her san­ity conirmed she was nor­mal.” The court sen­tenced him to three in prison over at­tempted sui­cide.

A Libyan foren­sic doc­tor said the guard had six ap­par­ently self-in­licted stab wounds on the stom­ach and no de­fen­sive in­juries or bruises on his arms to in­di­cate he was stabbed by some­one else.

The guard’s Cameroo­nian lat­mate said he had not wit­nessed any mis­un­der­stand­ing be­tween the cou­ple. Be­fore the in­ci­dent both were happy after she re­ceived a job in­ter­view in­vite. The lat­mate found the lat locked and si­lent.

It was un­clear whether the rea­son the woman tried to com­mit sui­cide was that she failed the in­ter­view. Records did not re­veal the rea­son be­hind her de­ci­sion.

An Emi­rati cor­po­ral said the guard on see­ing him threw the knife on the ground. The cor­po­ral’s col­league said the then blood­stained guard leaned against a bed with a wound on his stom­ach.

An Emi­rati lieu­tenant said he saw uten­sils scat­tered and the room stained. He ex­plained, “I ques­tioned the guard and he told me that he re­turned from the wash­room and spot­ted his wife with a knife.

She told him she was go­ing to end her life. He grabbed the knife and put her in a choke­hold. He struck her sev­eral times. She tried to es­cape. He struck her in the back then struck his stom­ach.”

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