Re­trial in case of mur­dered maid

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A cou­ple that were con­victed of killing their housemaid, burn­ing her body with acid and dump­ing it in the desert will have their case heard again by the ap­peal court. Abu Dhabi Court of Cas­sa­tion yes­ter­day or­dered a fresh hear­ing in the trial of the Pales­tinian wife and hus­band af­ter de­cid­ing there were con­tra­dic­tions in the ap­peal court judge­ment. Of­fi­cial records stated that the Ethiopian maid was killed early in 2014 af­ter a fight broke out between the wife and the vic­tim. Pros­e­cu­tors said the wife beat the maid un­con­scious with a stick, which caused her death. Her hus­band was then said to have poured acid on her body to try to hide her iden­tity. The body was later dumped in Al Ajban desert in Abu Dhabi dur­ing the night. The pair were ar­rested af­ter po­lice found the woman’s body. Pub­lic pros­e­cu­tors chal­lenged the ver­dict at the court of cas­sa­tion, stress­ing they were not sat­is­fied with the sen­tence. The cas­sa­tion court or­dered a fresh hear­ing.

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