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U.S. WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER

A court in Oman convicted an American woman Saturday of murdering her husband and sentenced her to death.

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

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

According to relatives in Oklahoma, Thompson married his wife, who had a son, and moved to Oman about 2 1/2 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 unclear whether the sentences would be appealed.