It was barely two weeks since he got out of jail.
But he allegedly committed another crime that led to his wife's death.
The former convict, who was not named, had been released from prison on Oct 12, and on Sunday, he was drinking heavily.
At about 8pm, he burst into his home in Sungai Buloh, Selangor, and began arguing with his wife Murugamal Kuppusamy, 35. He accused her of having an affair, reported The Star.
A fight ensued and the man allegedly took a 32cm-long knife and stabbed his wife several times.
Drenched in blood and screaming for help, she ran to her neighbour's house.
The man chased her into the neighbour's house and allegedly stabbed her in the back.
He fled after he was threatened by neighbours, leaving his wife to die in a pool of blood.
He surrendered to the police at 9.40pm.
The woman had six children.
The couple's eldest child, Thaban, 15, said his father was a violent man who usually returned home drunk. He said his youngest sibling was six years old.
Gombak Assistant Commissioner Abdul Rahim Abdullah said: "The postmortem revealed that the wife died from seven stab wounds to the body and neck. The motive is jealousy."
It is not known what the man's earlier offences were.
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