Charges lodged against the couple included illegal imprisonment, deprivation of freedom with the use of force, physical and mental torture leading to death, and causing bodily harm, the report said.
However, the couple â€” a 45-year-old public relations officer and her 42-year-old policeman husband â€” denied the charges against them.
A forensic expert said the Ethiopian maid weighed only 37 kg when she died, while her blood samples contained traces of a pesticide, even as the suspect allegedly tried to bribe one maid with money so she would not talk to the police.
Both the Ethiopian and Filipina sustained severe injuries leading to infection.
On the other hand, the court was told the Emirati policeman merely watched while his wife abused the maids and locked them up in the bathroom.
He allegedly secured his villa in Nad Al Hamar area so the two maids could not escape.Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=73362.0