Iranian Woman Gets Death Penalty for Killing ex-Husband

Published June 24th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iran's Supreme Court Saturday upheld a lower court's execution order for a woman convicted of murdering her ex-husband after he beat the couple's children, the Tehran press reported. 

Soussan Hajirian, 42 years old, was found guilty of the 1996 murder of her ex-husband, with a solid cooking dish following a violent altercation.  

According to press reports, Hajirian said that she and her ex-husband were living together while awaiting a final divorce decree. 

"But on the night of the incident he beat the children and kicked me out. I then hit him," she said.  

The death penalty was initially handed down by Iran's Court of Appeal and was reaffirmed Saturday by the Supreme Court - TEHRAN (AFP)

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