Former Tehran mayor sentenced to death for killing wife

Former Tehran mayor sentenced to death for killing wife

A former mayor of Tehran who also served as one of the country’s vice presidents was sentenced to death for killing his wife, Iran’s state TV reported.

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said that Mohammad Ali Najafi was convicted of fatally shooting his wife, Mitra Ostad. The verdict can be appealed within 20 days.

Police detained Najafi in May, after he went to authorities and confessed to the killing. At the time, officials said Najafi and Ostad, his second his wife, were having domestic problems, the AP reported.

Najafi served as mayor in August 2017 - April 2018.

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