Dubai editor accused of murder fails to appear in court


A former newspaper editor who is accused of killing his wife with a hammer didn’t turn up for the latest court hearing today.

The proceedings against Francis Matthew has now been rescheduled for October 23.

The 15-year jail term handed to him was overturned by Dubai's highest court in December last year.

It had also ordered a fresh trial headed by a new panel of judges.

Matthew's legal team has been pushing for leniency citing provocation. 

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