Husband Convicted of Strangling His Wife Will Pay $50,000 in Blood Money

Husband Convicted of Strangling His Wife Will Pay $50,000 in Blood Money

A husband, who was convicted of strangling his wife to death with a Ghutra “headdress” during an argument after the woman tried to forcefully take away their daughter for a trip, will be jailed for five years.

The Arab man will also pay Dh200,000 ($50k) in blood money to the woman’s family, the court has ruled.

The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi upheld earlier sentences by lower courts that handed sentences to the Arab man after he was found guilty of murder.

The court however increased the blood money to be paid to the woman’s blood relatives from Dh100,000 ($27) to Dh200,000 ($50k).

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