Nightclub bodyguard charged with premeditated murder of his wife

Rana Husseini; 23/12/09

The criminal prosecutor on Monday charged a nightclub bodyguard with the premeditated murder of his wife for what the suspect claimed were reasons related to family honour, according to official sources. The 30-year-old suspect reportedly confessed to beating up his 21-year-old wife, “because she left the house with a man a week ago”, one source told The Jordan Times, quoting his initial testimony to interrogators. “The suspect said when his wife returned he informed her that everything was fine, and then beat her up at around dawn,” the source said, noting that the couple had been married for almost two months. The suspect at first tried to claim that he returned home at dawn on Monday and found his wife lying dead and that he tried to revive her, Police Spokesperson Major Mohammad Khatib said.