Police Searching for Man who Killed his Wife with Hammer in Amman
Jordan’s police were searching for a man in his 40s suspected of killing his wife with a hammer, reported the Jordan Times newspaper.
The victim, in her 30s, was found with a crushed skull as a result of multiple blows to the head, a towel stuffed in her mouth and a small letter written by her husband in their bathroom, explaining why he killed his wife, a source told the Jordan Times.
The source said that the note read: "I killed my beloved wife because she and her brothers sought to divorce me and keep me from my children."
Initial investigations indicated that the assault of the woman started in the bedroom and ended in the bathroom where the woman was found by the authorities after they knocked down the locked door, the source said.
"There are traces of blood that started in the bedroom because there were hammer marks on the bed edges and it seems that either the woman was pulled to the bathroom or tried to hide there," the source said.
Meanwhile, the paper said that a 14-year-old child reportedly committed suicide by consuming rat poison, after being slapped by her mother.
The child had a fight with her sister and was slapped by her mother as a result.
"The child went to the bathroom and consumed the poison. A few hours later she died," the source said.
Corporal punishment is still legal in Jordan according to Article 62 of the Jordanian penal code which stipulates "that it is permissible to discipline children physically in accordance with the general norm." – Albawaba.com