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Ethiopian maid sentenced to death for killing Saudi employer with an axe

A Saudi court heard the employee used an axe to hit her female employer eight times on the head while she prayed

Ethiopian maid sentenced to death for killing Saudi employer with an axe
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An Ethiopian maid convicted of killing her employer with an axe has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, according to Arab News.

A court found the maid hit her sponsor eight times on the head as she prayed.

She then stole SAR7000 ($1860), which she had in her possession when she was arrested, the court found.

The maid has reportedly lodged an appeal, while the victim’s husband has welcomed the sentence.

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Simon 5 years ago

Obviously you can not condone murder for any reason...however, nothing has been brought to light as to why the maid took such an action.

believer38 5 years ago

I am an expatriated residing in Saudi Arabia for the past many years. We here every now and then the same kind history. But no one will reveal the secret behind this crime. This is an acceptable. And it is an acceptable when this takes place in a country who vow they implement the Sahria law. I can give here a lot of example. A maid girl her employer because she was used as a sex slave by her employer and his son besides a lot of house core she has to do and ordered by from the house wife.

I am not defending the crime but for sure there is a secret behind every crime, revealing that to the public will of course help. It will deter others not to make the same mistake.