Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:19 PM ET
TEHRAN (Reuters) - A 52-year-old Iranian has been sentenced to death for killing his 70-year-old lover when she asked to marry him, a newspaper reported Monday.
A court report in the Etemad daily said a taxi driver, identified only as Hamidreza, became furious when his elderly lover Setareh proposed marriage.
"I went to her house and she said she had deep feelings for me and suggested we get married," he told the court.
Hamidreza explained he already had a wife and children. "She then got frustrated and slapped me," he said.
The man knocked her unconscious and suffocated her with bed-sheets before making off with her jewelry.
I haven't put a link to this as this is all there is and and veracity issue would be minor compared to this.
But, just think - if this guy came to England we would all be enjoined to think of him as one of us and make him welcome.
Mind you, if there are any other 70 year-old Iranian women (any nationality considered though) who wish to - and can - keep a 52 year-old interested by sex alone, please give her my details.