Muscat - An Omani woman, was sentenced to death, along with her lover, for murdering her husband.
The court convicted the defendants, who are in their forties and fifties respectively, of premeditated murder and sentenced them to capital punishment.
The investigation revealed that the duo agreed on May 15, 2016, to get rid of the husband using ammunition provided by the wife.
The lover sneaked into the house and shot the husband in the neck with one bullet, which caused his death.
“The wife watched as her husband was dying”, according to officials. The duo then carried the husband’s body in a vehicle and dumped it in a valley.
The next day, the victim’s wife pretended to be searching for her husband, claiming that he had disappeared the night before. She even helped search for him, alongside other residents.
The Royal Oman Police (ROP) launched an intensive search and found the body two days after it had been dumped in the wadi.
The forensic report confirmed the murder, citing a fracture in the victim’s neck, caused by the bullet fragments that remained in his body.