A court in Cameroon handed a 20 year jail term on Tuesday to a Frenchman for the grisly slaying of his Cameroonian wife two years ago.
The Wouri Court of First Instance in Douala also found Jacques Dubuisson guilty of illegal possession of firearms.
Dubuisson is said to have killed his wife Marie Thérèse Ngo Badjeck with a close range gunshot to her head between 29 and 30 December 2010.
He later turned the weapon upon himself but survived the suicide attempt.
Prosecutors say he committed the heinous act in front of their son who was 13 years old then.
The court also ruled that the French citizen should pay a 30 million FCFA (US$ 59 thousand) fine to the deceased’s family. Dubuisson’s lawyer says they could file an appeal to the ruling.