British woman jailed in Malaysia for killing husband, avoids death sentence

A British woman accused of stabbing her husband to death at their Malaysian resort home avoided the gallows and was sentenced to 42 months in jail on Monday after she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo said prosecutors reduced the murder charge against Samantha Jones, 51, to culpable homicide, which is murder without intent, after the defence appealed to the attorney general’s office.A conviction for murder carries a mandatory death sentence by hanging.“I was scared, and…