Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Haya Mahmoud Zoubi, Jordanian Axe Murderess - 1977

FULL TEXT: Amman, Jordan – A Jordanian criminal court has sentenced a young woman to death by hanging for murdering her mother-in law with an axe and burning the corpse, the government announced Saturday.

The convicted woman, Haya Mahmoud Zoubi, 20, hacked the victim with an axe before burning the body with kerosene, the announcement said.

Date for the hanging was not known.

[“Axe murderess to be hanged,” syndicated (AP), Apr. 24, 1977, p. 2]


For more Violence by Women cases involving axes and hatchets, see: Give ‘Em the Axe


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