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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Woman who stabbed boyfriend to death because he wanted to leave her loses Dubai court appeal

Kazakh woman told police Palestinian boyfriend slept with other women and she had bought him two cars and given him money but he still wanted to leave

A 33-year-old woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death because he wanted to leave her then fell drunkenly asleep on his chest will have to see out her sentence after losing her final appeal.

The Kazakh was initially sentenced to 10 years in prison by Dubai Criminal Court in June last year after being convicted of premeditated murder, having consensual sex with the deceased and of consuming alcohol without a licence. She was also ordered to pay Dh100,000 as compensation to the dead man’s family.

Her prison term was increased to 15 years by Dubai Court of Appeal in June and it also upheld the deportation order and the compensation.

The woman, a business partner, appealed against the sentence through the cassation court - the highest court in the land - but it rejected her bid on Monday morning, upholding the appeal court’s sentence.

She killed her Palestinian boyfriend on August 16, 2014 after finding him asleep in the bedroom of their Al Qusais apartment. She tried to wake him up to talk to him but he would not wake.

“She then sat on him and stabbed him. He woke up and tried to defend himself but she stabbed him two additional times,” testified a policeman. “She slept with her head on his chest before she called the police when she woke up.”

The woman told police officers that she had bought her boyfriend two cars and that he had taken money from her but was still going to leave her.

“She was crying and hysterical. She told me that she was constantly fighting with him because he had relationships with other women and that he promised to marry her but kept breaking his promise,” said another Emirati police officer.

The victim’s Syrian friend, 40, had dinner with the deceased in Garhoud the night of the incident.

“He kept receiving phone calls during our dinner. He told me that he wanted to break up with his girlfriend because he felt uncomfortable and bored in the relationship,” he said.

The Syrian also told prosecutors that the victim often complained to him about his girlfriend being jealous.

“He told me that she would make problems for him just for saying hello to a female friend and that she kept insisting that they try to have kids together,” said the friend.

The girlfriend called the Syrian at noon the next day, he said. “She was crying. She told me that she had killed him and didn’t know what to do,” said the friend, adding that he also reported the incident.

The woman was found to be drunk at the time of the murder.

She will be deported after serving her jail term.