Maid laces drinks with blood, jailed

Published: Mar 16, 2010 01:06 Updated: Mar 16, 2010 01:06 

JEDDAH: An Indonesian maid was sentenced to 10 months in jail and 300 lashes 
after being found guilty of mixing blood into drinks that were then served to a 
family she had been working for.

The woman's employer took the drinks to a private laboratory for testing after 
becoming suspicious that she had mixed something into them before serving them 
to his daughters. Tests from the laboratory showed traces of blood inside the 

The General Prosecution and Investigation Board questioned the maid who 
admitted mixing her blood into the drinks because her request for a holiday had 
been turned down. The maid will be deported on serving her term and will be 
banned from re-entering the Kingdom.

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