Abu Dhabi: A Moroccan woman charged with murdering her lover in November 2017 is standing trial in the UAE, Khaleej Times reported.
The 37-year-old defendant allegedly stabbed her compatriot to death and then sawed his corpse into three pieces.
Two prosecution witnesses testified before Al Ain Criminal Court of First Instance and spoke of a foul smell coming out of the defendant's flat just days before the murder was discovered.
During the latest hearing, the court heard from the prosecution witnesses, two Filipinas, who were neighbours of the Moroccan woman.
One of the women told the court that she didn't know the defendant as she had not seen her before, adding that she got a foul smell emanating from her house.
The second Filipina - a roommate of the first witness - said that she smelled the stench and informed the watchman, who told her that the Moroccan woman had bought rotten fish which she had thrown in the garbage bin.
Her lawyer, Khalid bin Jumhoor Al Ahbabi, earlier told the court that his client - who is a married woman and whose children live with their father in Morocco - had attacked the man in self-defence and that she had not planned to kill him.
The defendant, who had been living in UAE for the last 10 years, met her 29-year-old lover, who worked as a tailor at a clothing shop, seven years ago. The trial was adjourned.