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Couple sentenced to death in Abu Dhabi for killing maid

Palestinian couple reportedly tried to cover up death by burning body with acid

Couple sentenced to death in Abu Dhabi for killing maid

Abu Dhabi Criminal Court has reportedly sentenced to death a couple who killed their maid then burnt the body with acid to cover up the murder.

The Palestinian husband and wife were convicted of murdering their Ethiopian maid by beating her with a stick in 2014 after a row, according to 7Days.

The court reportedly heard that the husband poured a chemical substance on the maid’s body, wrapped it in white cloth then dumped it in the desert outside Abu Dhabi.

Police arrested the couple after finding them hiding out in a hotel.

A prosecutor told the court: “They made the woman work for them for many months but they never paid her anything. They instead killed her.”

The pair had denied all the charges but the court found them guilty.

Under UAE law, a death sentence can be appealed within 14 days of the verdict being issued.