British woman arrested in Malaysia over husband's 'stabbing' death

A British woman is facing the death penalty in Malaysia after she was held on suspicion of killing her husband.

Samantha Jones, 62, from Somerset, is charged with stabbing to death her partner John at their home on the holiday island of Langkawi.

Detectives allege she repeatedly knifed the former firefighter, also 62, after a row in the early hours of Thursday morning.

"She confessed that she stabbed her husband in the chest during a heated argument but this is still under investigation," police chief Mohamad Iqbal said.

Officers went to the couple's bungalow at 2.30am following calls from neighbours.

They are understood to have arrested Ms Jones, a retired insurance clerk, after finding Mr Jones dead in the bedroom.

She has been remanded in custody and will appear at court on Tuesday.

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