Francis Matthew (L) and Jane Matthew (R). (via Gulf Daily News)
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A British newspaper editor in Dubai was found guilty Sunday of bludgeoning his wife to death with a hammer and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.Francis Matthew, the former editor of the English-language Gulf News, had faced the possibility of the death penalty in the July 2017 killing of Jane Matthew, his wife of over 30 years.Neither Matthew nor his lawyer were present in the Dubai Court of First Instance for the verdict read by Judge Fahad al-Shamsi, which is common in courts in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai police say they were called to Matthew's three-bedroom villa in Dubai's Jumeirah neighborhood on July 4 .Gulf News previously has said Matthew served as its editor from 1995-2005 and then became an editor-at-large at the newspaper.
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