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Paphos court to sentence Syrian who brutally murdered estranged wife

Assize court in Paphos on Thursday will sentence a Syrian national who brutally murdered his estranged wife and mother of seven children at her home in the coastal town in January.

The 42-year-old has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of the 32-year-old woman, also from Syria, according to Philenews.

The mother of seven children, five of whom are under 12 and lived with her in Cyprus, was found stabbed to death at her home by a social worker. Three of the children were at the house when she was murdered.

The suspect was tracked down by police in hiding in Limassol three days after the murder. He initially denied any involvement but later admitted during questioning that he had killed his estranged wife for reasons of honour.

Police had told the court during the first remand hearing that they have a video-taped statement from one of the children who woke from the loud voices and saw the father stab the mother.

The child also asked to draw the incident and the picture shows the father stabbing the mother, according to police.

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