MUSCAT, Oman (AP) – A court in Oman convicted an American woman Saturday of murdering her husband and sentenced her to death, the court said.

Rebecca Thompson, along with her 14-year-old son, Derrick, and two Omani men, were convicted of killing Mark Thompson on Jan. 1.

Thompson of Tuttle, Okla., was found shot dead in a suburb of Muscat, the Omani capital. He worked for a local oil company.

According to his relatives in Oklahoma, Thompson had married his wife, who had a son, and moved to Oman about 2½ years ago.

The court statement said the son was sentenced to a three-year suspended jail term and would be deported immediately.

The two Omani men were each given a 10-year sentence.

It was not immediately clear whether the sentences would be appealed.

U.S. Embassy officials could not be reached for comment.

AP-ES-07-17-04 0940EDT


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