Kuwaiti Accused of Killing Wife Over Abortion Refusal

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 13: The Criminal Court adjourned to September 27 the murder case filed against a 50-year-old citizen who is accused of killing his wife after she refused to abort the fetus she had conceived from him under a customary marriage, which is illegal. During the court session yesterday, the citizen denied all the allegations leveled against him. His defense team also requested a deadline for review, photocopying documents, and preparing a defense. According to the case file, the citizen carried out his crime in October 2022 in Rumaithiya area, where he brutally strangled her, cut her into 20 pieces, and threw them in garbage containers in several areas.

The citizen confessed to the crime after the victim’s sister reported her sister missing since October 2022, at the Jahra police station, revealing that her sister also did not attend the wedding of two of her children, and indicated to detectives that her sister was involved in a relationship with the citizen. She said she called her sister’s phone several times but did not receive a response as the device was turned off. She then called the defendant but he turned off his phone.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Court yesterday adjourned to Wednesday next week the State Security case filed against a former parliamentary candidate who was accused of spreading false news. The Public Prosecution had charged the accused with broadcasting false news and misusing a smartphone to post messages on his Twitter account regarding the secret expenses of Kuwait’s Council of Ministers. During the court session, the accused denied all allegations leveled against him. Also, his defense team demanded that the judiciary acquit their client of the charges leveled against him. The Public Prosecution had previously released the accused on bail of KD 1,000. By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah / Arab Times Staff

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