Woman charged with mur­der­ing her hus­band

The Gulf Today - - WORLD -

LANGKAWI: A Bri­tish woman was on Tues­day charged with mur­der­ing her hus­band on the Malaysian hol­i­day is­land of Langkawi, with her lawyer say­ing that the suspect felt “over­whelmed.”

Sa­man­tha Jones, 51, ap­peared in court on the is­land ac­cused of killing John Wil­liam Jones, who was found with a stab wound to the chest in their house ear­lier this month.

A court of­fi­cial read out the charge of mur­der, which is pun­ish­able with a manda­tory sen­tence of death by hang­ing in Malaysia, and Jones in­di­cated that she un­der­stood it but did not en­ter a plea.

She is ac­cused of com­mit­ting the mur­der in the early hours of Oct.18.

Jones’s lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo said that the suspect felt “very, very over­whelmed.”

“It is her hus­band at the end of the day. So she’s also griev­ing for him de­spite the cir­cum­stances of the case,” she told re­porters out­side the mag­is­trates’ court.

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