In the US state of Florida, an Indian man has been given a life sentence. He is accused of murdering, stabbing his 26-year-old wife 17 times, running over her corpse with his car, and fleeing the scene in 2020.The girl was working as a nurse at the hospital, and the event took place in the parking lot.
According to The Sun Sentinel newspaper, Philip Mathew entered a not-guilty plea on Friday to the first-degree murder of his wife Merin Joy, who was preparing to leave an abusive relationship.
The article stated that the plea agreement protected him from the prospect of receiving the death penalty. Kerala was the couple’s native land.
What is known about the occurrence is as follows:
In 2020, Joy, a 26-year-old nurse at Broward Health Coral Springs, suffered 17 stab wounds at the hands of her spouse. Joy worked at a Broward Health Coral Springs hospital, and Mathew used his car to stop her car from entering.
Then, before fleeing, he gave her several slashes and ran over her lifeless body with his car.
One of Joy’s coworkers said that Mathew ran over her “like she was a speed bump,” and Joy could only cry out to them again, “I have a baby,” while they tried to save her.Before passing away from her wounds, Joy disclosed the identity of her attacker, which resulted in Mathew’s apprehension.
No chances for release:
Mathew also entered a no contest plea to aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon at Friday’s trial.He was given a maximum term of five years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in addition to life in state prison without the prospect of release.
A spokesman for the State Attorney’s Office stated, “The decision was made to waive the death penalty because the defendant was giving up his right to appeal and because the life sentence was certain.”
The mother of Joy is “glad to know her daughter’s killer would remain the rest of his years in jail and she’s relieved to know the legal process is over,” he stated on Friday. Her family’s terrible loss hasn’t lessened, though.