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Indian guilty of murdering wife in Grenada

Fazal Sayed, 34, was found guilty of the murder charge by a 12-member jury and will be sentenced on Monday.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2006 09:49 IST

An Indian man was convicted of killing his wife, whose body was found four years ago on a beach in this Caribbean island.

Fazal Sayed, 34, was found guilty on Wednesday of the murder charge by a 12-member jury and will be sentenced on Monday.

He won't face the death penalty since Grenadian prosecutors agreed to waive that in exchange for his extradition from Britain, said Christopher Nelson, director of public prosecutions.

Police discovered Gillian Sayed's body on a beach in southeast Grenada in July 2002. She had multiple stab wounds and her throat was slit.

Prosecutors say the same day the body was found, Sayed flew from Grenada to Barbados, where he boarded a flight for India via London.

Interpol agents in Britain arrested Sayed and handed him over to British authorities where he has been held since.