British lady prevents death sentence for eliminating her other half in Malaysia

    Samantha Jones will not face the death penalty for killing her husband

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    Samantha Jones will not be hanged for eliminating her other half (Picture: EPA)

    A British lady implicated of killing her other half in Malaysia has actually today been informed she will not be carried out, after being condemned of murder. 

    Samantha Jones, 51, feared she might deal with the death sentence, however was handed a 42 month sentence rather, after authorities found a blood-stained cooking area knife in the couple’s house where John William Jones was discovered dead on October 18, 2018. She was implicated of stabbing her other half, in his early 60s, to death at their resort home.

    But a judge ruled previously that she would not deal with death by hanging, rather discovering her guilty of the lower charge of ‘culpable homicide without intent’ — which is murder without intent — as the court heard she suffered years of abuse.

    Earlier Jones was envisioned handcuffed and using a face mask being accompanied by authorities into a court house in Alor Setar, in the northern state of Kedah. 

    Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo stated district attorneys lowered the murder charge after the defence attracted the attorney-general’s workplace.

    ‘She is very relieved having come to terms with what happened that night and for the court… to understand what happened that night. She didn’t mean for this to occur’.

    In addition to the 42-month prison sentence, the attorney stated Jones, who pleaded guilty to the brand-new charge, was likewise fined 10,000 ringgit (£1,800).

    Police have actually stated Jones, initially from Somerset, admitted to stabbing her other half, a previous fireman, in the chest throughout a heated argument.

    British national Samantha Jones (L), accused of killing her husband in 2018, is escorted by a police officer as she arrives at a court in Alor Setar, in northern Malaysia, on August 3, 2020.

    Jones is accompanied by a law enforcement officer as she gets to a court in Alor Setar, northern Malaysia, today (Picture: AFP)

    A conviction for murder brings a compulsory death sentence by awaiting Malaysia. 

    The attorney stated the couple, who had actually been wed for 17 years, were dedicated to each other however Jones was dealing with physical violence by her other half.

    Ms Kaur Deo stated: ‘Unfortunately Samantha discovered herself at the getting end of abuse. She supported John through different treatments to deal with specific issues that he had, none of which worked clearly, till that regrettable night when things deviated for the worst.

    ‘She has accepted the fact that she needs to serve the sentence. She acknowledged the fact that a life is lost and I think she is looking forward to her own recovery because this was indeed a traumatising event for her.’

    Samantha Jones in Court in Malaysia charged with murdering her husband

    The couple transferred to Langkawi 11 years ago

    She included that Jones, who has actually invested 20 months in detention, might be launched as early as completion of next year with one-third off the sentence for excellent behaviour.

    The couple transferred to tropical Langkawi island 11 years earlier under the Malaysia My Second Home program, which provides immigrants long-staying visas.

    The last Briton to be carried out in Malaysia was Derrick Gregory, who passed away in 1989 after being condemned of drug trafficking offenses. 

    Three years previously, Kevin Barlow, who held British and Australian citizenship, dealt with the exact same charge for smuggling heroin.  

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