This woman showed up to her own funeral, but that's not even the craziest part of the story

Woman Attended Her Own Funeral After Husband Tried to Have Her Killed

Noela Rukundo says her husband hired a group of gunmen to kill her while she was attending her stepmother's funeral in Burundi. After two days in captivity, her would-be killers spared her.

What she did next made headlines around the world, when she shocked her husband by attending her own funeral.

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Rukundo described the moment her husband realized she was still alive in a new interview with the BBC on Thursday.

"He starts walking towards me, slowly, like he was walking on broken glass. He kept talking to himself and when he reached me, he touched me on the shoulder," She told the outlet. "He jumped. ... Then he [started] screaming, 'I'm sorry for everything.'"

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Rukundo's husband reportedly wanted her dead because he thought she was cheating on him, which she denies.

She tells the BBC that she had called her husband exhausted and mourning after attending her stepmother's funeral when he advised her to step outside for a breath of fresh air. Within a minute, she says, a man charged her with a gun and kidnapped her.

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She claims she was in complete disbelief when they eventually told her it was her husband who had ordered the hit. But it turns out, he had made a crucial hiring mistake.

As the Washington Post reported: "They weren't going to kill her, the men then explained — they didn't believe in killing women, and they knew her brother. But they would keep her husband's money and tell him that she was dead."

According to ABC Australia, he was sentenced to nine years behind bars late last year for having her kidnapped at gunpoint and trying to have her killed.

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