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British housewife charged with murdering husband

Last Update: 30/10/2018

By Hamdan Ismail

LANGKAWI, Oct 30 -- A 62-year-old British housewife was charged at the Magistrate’s Court here today with murdering her husband at their house at Kampung Gelam, here two weeks ago.

However, no plea was taken from Samantha Ann Jones, who appeared calm inside the accused dock  and nodded to indicate that she understood the charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which was read in English to her before Magistrate Adibah Husna Zainal Abidin.  

She was alleged to have murdered her husband, John William Jones, 62, between 1.00am and 3.00am on Oct 18 at their house at Kampung Gelam here. The charge under the section carries the death penalty upon conviction.

Adibah Husna had fixed Nov 29 for further mention of the case following the request of the Deputy Public Prosecuter, Jayniesa Lavang Jarit, for a new date as the forensic and post mortem reports related to the case had yet to be received.

Defence Counsel Sangeet Kaur Deo who represented Samantha did not object to the request.




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