Wife gets hubby killed to end domestic abuse

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 12:10 hrs

Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) A woman in China hired hitmen to kill her multi-millionaire businessman husband after he allegedly subjected her to domestic abuse, a Chinese daily said Wednesday.

Police in central China's Hubei province said the 44-year-old woman, surnamed Yang, promised to pay two men one million yuan ($160,000) to murder her husband, also 44, the Shanghai Daily reported.

The men were caught on surveillance cameras entering the husband's art gallery in Yichang city Nov 25 and leaving just two minutes later.

A gallery employee found the businessman, surnamed Wang, the next morning dead. His throat was found slashed.

There were no signs of a robbery and none of the paintings in the gallery was touched.

Police found that Wang had asked his wife for a divorce but she refused as she suspected he had a mistress and was unwilling to divide the family assets despite the alleged domestic violence she claimed to have suffered.

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