A British woman who stabbed her husband to death at their tropical island home was today spared a death penalty.
Samantha Jones, 51, broke down when she was told her charge of murder had been downgraded.
Instead, the former insurance worker, originally from Somerset, was reportedly found guilty of “culpable homicide without intent” for stabbing her husband, John Jones, 63, to death during a row at their home in Malaysia in October 2018.
Police found a blood-stained kitchen knife in the couple’s home.
Jones entered the courthouse in Alor Setar in the northern state of Kedah, wearing a mask and in handcuffs.
Police previously said she confessed she stabbed her husband in the chest during a heated argument.
A conviction for murder carries a mandatory death sentence by hanging.