According to the newspaper Shargh, the man, identified as Mahmoud, had filed a complaint against his wife and her lover when he had found out that she was cheating on him.
When she appeared in court in Shahr Ray city in Tehran province in 2003 he lost control and stabbed her to death.But a court sentenced him Wednesday only to pay compensatory “blood money” to the “parents of the blood”, who are in fact himself and their three children, because the parents of the murdered woman, Fatemeh, 29, are dead, Iran newspaper said.
The court followed an order by the head of Iran’s hardline judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi.The children would have lost their only breadwinner if the murderer had been put in jail, Iran.
The woman’s lover, charged with illegitimate relations, was sentenced to be lashed and the verdict will be executed soon, Shargh said.
“I asked the court for the ultimate punishment for her. But I thought they would not punish her,” Shargh quoted the husband as saying, “so I left the court building, hid a knife in my clothes to escape the body search at the court entrance, then I stabbed her in the courtroom in presence of the court staff.”