Husband kills wife during divorce hearing in western Georgia
A murder took place on February 18 in the civil registry office of Samtredia in front of a number of witnesses: a 25-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her 27-year-old husband, with whom she came to court to file for a divorce.
According to the Georgian Interior Ministry, the murder occurred a few minutes before the start of the divorce proceedings. The killer has been detained.
He faces 13 to 17 years in prison.
• Over the past 7 days, this is the second case in Georgia of the murder of a wife by a husband. Two days ago, in the village of Karadzhal, Gardabani region, a 23-year-old mother of three children was killed by her husband. The murder was committed out of jealousy.
• Femicide, the killing of women, remains in Georgia one of the most difficult unresolved problems. Between 2014 and 2019, 87 women were killed by husbands or cohabitants.
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