Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

Pakistan's Ahmadis living in fear of extremist attacks

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users show solidarity with Iraqi Christians

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Gilles Kepel, Islamic and Arab world specialist

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Argentina braced for another debt default

Read more

DEBATE

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

'What would you do?'

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola virus: Liberia shuts most border points

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Netanyahu says Gaza operation will not end quickly

Read more

  • Calls mount to ban France’s ‘violent’ Jewish Defence League

    Read more

  • France extradites suspected Jewish Museum shooter to Belgium

    Read more

  • Video: How tourism is helping Rwanda’s gorillas, ex-poachers

    Read more

  • Rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs born in French zoo

    Read more

  • France evacuates its nationals from Libya

    Read more

  • Israeli strikes target symbols of Hamas power

    Read more

  • US says Russia violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile

    Read more

  • Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

    Read more

  • Karzai’s cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack

    Read more

  • Libya oil tanker fire blazes out of control

    Read more

  • In pictures: From Gaza to Mosul, bittersweet end of Ramadan for Muslims

    Read more

  • France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

    Read more

  • Moroccan police arrest French al Qaeda recruiter

    Read more

  • French mayor files complaint against US father who risked kids’ lives on Mont Blanc

    Read more

  • French footballer Griezmann headed to Atletico Madrid

    Read more

  • Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller ‘Lucy’ tops US box office

    Read more

Europe

Shaftesbury widow's sentence cut to 20 years on appeal

Latest update : 2009-02-13

The widow of the Earl of Shaftesbury, whose body was found on a patch of wasteland on the French Riviera in 2006, has had her sentence reduced from 25 to 20 years at a court of appeal in Aix-en-Provence.

AFP - The widow of the 10th Earl of Shaftesbury, convicted for plotting to murder the British aristocrat in 2004, had her sentence reduced from 25 years to 20 on appeal Thursday.
  
The jury in the French city of Aix-en-Provence took four hours to reach their verdict.
  
Jamila M'Barek and her brother Mohamed were jailed for 25 years in 2007 for plotting to kill 66-year-old Anthony Ashley-Cooper, out of fear an impending divorce would threaten Jamila's inheritance.
  
Believing her to be pregnant, the earl wrote Jamila into his will when they married in 2002, leaving her a large chunk of his multi-million dollar estate. But in 2004 their marriage broke down and he was seeing another woman.
  
The earl's decomposing body was found in April 2005 on a patch of wasteland on the French Riviera, five months after he disappeared from his home in Cannes. Forensic tests showed he had been strangled.
 

Date created : 2009-02-12

COMMENT(S)