An Indonesian maid, Satinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad, who was found guilty of killing her employer’s wife and stealing 37,970 riyal (£5640, $10,125) in 2007, has escaped being beheaded, according to a report.
Satinah, 41, would now be let go after the Indonesian government has agreed to pay £1.1million ($2.1m) to the victim’s family.
* Satinah, in the picture, escapes being beheaded after she allegedly killed her employer’s wife
The family of the murdered woman agreed to settle for seven million riyal in ‘blood money’ instead of the execution of Ms Ahmad, an acceptable exchange under Islamic sharia law.
The Indonesian government negotiated the payment down from the 10 million riyal which had been originally requested by the The al-Garib family in 2011.
‘We have agreed to give the victim’s family what they demanded,’ Indonesian coordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs Djoko Suyanto said.