American jailed for killing Sri Lankan wife in Saudi

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A US resident, convicted of killing his Sri Lankan wife, has been sentenced to five years in jail by a Saudi court, the Arab News reported on Monday.

The accused is said to have hidden the wife’s body for eight months in a tube inside a pipe designed to detect gas in Al-Kharj desert.

Laborers at one of the major oil companies found the decomposed body inside the pipe located in their work area. That area is supervised by a US agent, married to a Sri Lankan woman, who had disappeared.

The workers immediately reported the matter to the supervisor who was supposed to report it to the company’s officials. But he was late in reporting the body for two hours, something that prompted the police to investigate the matter. The body turned out to be his wife’s.

One of the workers said the supervisor asked him to burn or bury the body, but he refused and asked him to inform the police.

Another laborer told investigators that he had been asked to weld the pipe and then throw it in a well.

The convict acknowledged that the body was his wife’s, but denied accusations in the workers’ testimonies.

The sons of the woman from a previous marriage rejected the verdict, demanding execution of the murderer.

They said, based on the witnesses’ testimony and the evidence, it looks like a deliberate murder.

  Comments - 20

  • Teacher Monday, 25 July 2016 02:30 PM

    Who can dare going against Americans, even Saudi changes the implementation of their law.

    Harry Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:27 AM

    Saudi Law is Sharia Law, kindly study before you mislead the public..

    mhafildeen Monday, 25 July 2016 03:15 PM

    If you don't know exactly about sharia law please don't make negative comments about it.

    ravi Monday, 25 July 2016 03:42 PM

    We have not forgotten our young girl, Rizana Nafeek who was beheaded by these barbarians. Now a different law for Americans

    Yuri Tuesday, 26 July 2016 02:32 AM

    we all know how Sri Lankan act. i can imagine how she could have been with him. money hunting ,lie , taking things to send back home. it might be cause the death. these women make really mad anyone. but he could have hand her to the police.

    Casanova Monday, 25 July 2016 03:54 PM

    Was there another man involved for him to murder his wife as usual? American . Sri Lankan . Arab nice combination.

    farook Monday, 25 July 2016 03:54 PM

    Do you think Saudi is doing correct thing do you think Sharia Law is true? Bull shit SAUDI FINANCE ISIS under the influence of USA.and now they call Sharia law.

    kuma Monday, 25 July 2016 03:56 PM

    If they stoned to death American national, then you can see the end of Saudi.. This law only for banana countries.

    farook Monday, 25 July 2016 03:57 PM

    YOU are right

    Veda-mama Monday, 25 July 2016 04:11 PM

    This is beyond imagination. For Prostitution..."Stone to death". But for Murder, "Five Years in prison".

    Ashiq Monday, 25 July 2016 04:18 PM

    See... this is what American gets everywhere A silent indirect dictator who work for peace on the globe, it is not so difficult to understand why there is no peace in the world.

    yakadaya Monday, 25 July 2016 04:26 PM

    Pls dont try to poke Islam into this. Saudi has its own laws although this is an extremely biased sentence.

    Yakadaya Monday, 25 July 2016 04:30 PM

    Special law ALWAYS for Americans in Saudi. They are always ABOVE THE SAUDI LAW, come what may.

    malij Monday, 25 July 2016 06:10 PM

    What else can you expect from those glorified camel jockeys?

    hitapangmachan Monday, 25 July 2016 12:25 PM

    bcz American 5 years if Asian Halaas special law for Saudis n Americans via DM iOS App

    Patty Monday, 25 July 2016 12:29 PM

    True face of Saudi Arabia. One rule for poor countries and different rule for rich countries. It was proved Sharia law is a joke. via DM Android App

    Hassanda Monday, 25 July 2016 12:33 PM

    Y double standard by Saudi Judiciary bcosThe suspect US national ? If Asian no regrets straight verdict death penalty

    Laljee/Qatar Monday, 25 July 2016 01:33 PM

    No beheadings for white skin.Only applies for poor countries.

    seqi Monday, 25 July 2016 01:38 PM

    Lives are cheap in Saudi via DM Android App

    Mohamed Monday, 25 July 2016 01:49 PM

    This is Saudi LAW, NOT Sharia Law


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