Emirates refers case of mall stabbing suspect to top court

AP News
Posted: Mar 01, 2015 6:49 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates attorney general says the case of a woman accused of stabbing an American teacher to death in an Abu Dhabi mall restroom has been referred to the country's Federal Supreme Court, where she will face multiple charges, including for terrorism-related offenses.

Schoolteacher Ibolya Ryan was killed by an attacker shrouded in a full black veil in a shopping center on the capital's upscale Reem Island in December. Police have said the attacker then planted a bomb outside another American's house that was discovered before it detonated.

Attorney General Salem Saeed Kubaish identified the suspect Sunday as Alaa Bader Abdullah.

He says she will face charges including the "deliberate killing" of Ryan, attempted murder over the bomb plot and committing crimes "with terrorist intent."