Buleleng man murdered pregnant wife out of jealousy: police

A Buleleng man in his early 40s might face a lifetime in jail after he allegedly killed his pregnant spouse following an argument, throughout which the latter was accused of adultery. 

The 41-year-old suspect, recognized by his initials PA, married the sufferer, LS, 40, in 2007, in accordance with Buleleng Police’s spokesman Gede Sumarjaya in a press release revealed right this moment. The couple, who was mentioned to have fought usually, already had two kids collectively.

Sumarjaya defined that, at round 4:30pm on Oct. 27, the couple argued once more after PA accused LS of adultery. The sufferer, who was seven months pregnant on the time, didn’t need to proceed the argument and determined to go to mattress.

PA, who was nonetheless enraged, strangled LS in her sleep.

“Primarily based on the outcomes of our investigation, the suspect dedicated the crime out of jealousy towards the sufferer,” he mentioned.

After strangling her, PA hit the sufferer’s face thrice with a rice pounder earlier than slashing her throat with a sickle. The fetus the sufferer was carrying didn’t survive the assault.

LA’s dad and mom instantly alerted the neighbors after they discovered what PA did to their daughter. The neighbors then referred to as the authorities, shortly resulting in PA’s arrest. Below Indonesian legislation, PA could face both 20 years behind bars or a most penalty of lifetime imprisonment for homicide.

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