Murder bid maid jailed

February 10, 2009

MANAMA: A housemaid, who allegedly bludgeoned a Bahraini boy with a hammer, was jailed for three years yesterday.

The Ethiopian woman has been convicted of the attempted murder of the 14-year-old boy in a row over biscuits in March last year.

The 34-year-old woman refused to speak or enter a plea since the beginning of her trial at the High Criminal Court in October last year.

She initially claimed she reacted in self-defence. She claimed the child reached for a knife after threatening to cut off her hands for stealing his biscuits. The boy was in hospital for two weeks with severe head injuries.

Source Gulf Daily News