A Kuwaiti court sentenced an Egyptian teacher Sunday to death by hanging after allegedly murdering his Lebanese wife, a Kuwait-based newspaper reported.
The man, whose name and nationality were not released, is said to be 42-years-old. He is accused in the stabbing death of his wife, authorities said.
According to Alqabas.com, the wife was of Lebanese descent and lived in the suburb of Hawally, Kuwait with her husband and children.
In court, the husband claimed self-defense, alleging his wife drew the knife first.
Authorities did not release the wife’s name.
A circulating video on social media purportedly showed the man surrendering to police on the day of the murder.
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