04 February 2013

Husband arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife

ETLJB 04 February 2013 - A man has been arrested by the police on suspicion of having murdered his wife in the capital, Dili.

Televizaun Timor-Leste reported on 1 February 2013 that the National Criminal Investigation Police (SIC) had captured the man after the body of his wife, Rita, was found on the the beach at the eastern suburb of Metiaut in Dili last Tuesday (29 January 2013).

Speaking to journalists, the SIC Commander, Calisto Gonzaga, said the police had arrested the man on Wednesday night at 19.00 hrs.Gonzaga confirmed that the suspect told the police that he had murdered his wife, Rita Soares, because she was having affair with another man.

The suspect is believed to have taken the body of his dead wife and threw her onto the beach and that he was helped by a friend. The police are currently searching for the accomplice who is on the run.

Source: Televizaun Timor-Leste 01/04/2013. Edited by Warren L. Wright BA LLB

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