Rebecca Davis, Raymond Davis’ wife, on Thursday said she is confident her husband acted in self-defence when he shot and killed two Pakistani men, Faizan Haider and Muhammad Faheem.
She said she was also sure her husband would return to the US but did not know when.
When asked about the blood money, she said that she was unaware of the amount or the source of the funds.
Davis was released by a Sessions Judge Yousuf Aujla yesterday after the families of the victims pardoned Davis in exchange for blood money (Diyat).
Rebecca also claimed to have received letters from Davis, but was not able to speak to him while he was incarcerated.
She said she learned about her husband’s acquittal through phone calls from people who she did not name.
Political party workers and lawyers in several cities of Punjab staged protests against the release of Davis.
A partial court boycott was also observed in central and southern Punjab on the call of the Punjab Bar Council.
Lawyers in Islamabad were also on strike, while the Lahore High Court (LHC) Bar Association passed a resolution against Davis’ release.
The association will also observe Black Day on Friday.
Police in Peshawar baton charged and arrested several workers of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf for holding a protest.
In Faisalabad, protesters burnt tyres near the Clock Tower.