MUR­DER CHARGE BRIT COULD BE HANGED

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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.

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