According the Abu Dhabi police, an Arab man used a kitchen knife to murder his ageing father while a similar tool was used by a husband to kill his wife in two separate murders in Abu Dhabi, the emirate’s CID chief was quoted.
Colonel Rashid Bursheed said the two murders were around 25 days within each other and described the son as mentally unstable.
The colonel told the local newspaper that the son stabbed his 86 year old father and killed him instantly..
"The killer appeared to be psychologically unstable as his family said he had undergone treatment and has a file at a psychiatry clinic," he said.
The 2nd murder took place at an apartment on the Corniche seaside road, where a man also stabbed his wife to death!
Colonel Rashid Bursheed did not elaborate on the motives of the killers but said police were still investigating the two cases.