Francis Matthew, former editor of Gulf News, was found guilty in March this year of assault leading to death, after he struck his wife Jane Matthew with a hammer in their villa in Dubai in July 2017.
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He also claimed his wife pushed him and called him a “loser”, after which he followed her into the bedroom and struck her twice on her head with a hammer, according to a police report.
Matthew lodged an appeal over the length of the sentence.
The victim’s family said in a statement to media they were “very upset” that her husband was filing an appeal, and asked the court of appeal to overturn the original verdict for a harsher sentence.
Dubai Court of Appeal increased the sentence to 15 years.
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