MURDER CHARGE BRIT COULD BE HANGED
A BRITISH woman faces the DEATH penalty after she was charged with murdering her husband in Malaysia.
Police found a blood-stained kitchen knife in the home that 51-year-old Samantha Jones shared with John Jones, 62.
Mr Jones was found dead on October 18 with a stab wound to his chest at their home on the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi.
Police earlier said Jones confessed to stabbing her husband in the chest during a heated argument.
The couple moved to the tropical island 11 years ago under the Malaysia My Second Home scheme, which gives foreigners long-stay visas.
Jones did not enter a plea as the magistrates’ court has no jurisdiction to hear a murder case. The case is expected to be transferred to the high court.
Murder carries a mandatory death sentence by hanging in Malaysia.