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Woman Accused of Slaying Husband in Front of Children in TV Row

A Russian woman will stand trial on suspicion of stabbing her husband to death in front of their children because he refused to switch to a different television channel, investigators said in an online statement.

The incident took place on New Year's day in the city of Novocheboksarsk, about 670 kilometers east of Moscow, when the woman told her husband to turn off the stand-up comedy show he was watching because she thought it could damage their children's emotional health, the Chuvash republic's investigative department said Wednesday in its statement.

A squabble ensued and the woman, 35, stabbed him in the back while their children, aged 5 and 12, looked on, according to the statement.

The man died in a hospital later that day.

The woman faces a life sentence if convicted of aggravated murder.

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