Murder case hearing adjourned as witness fails to appear

FUJAIRAH — The Fujairah Court of Appeal, presided by Mohamed Al Jarrah, yesterday adjourned the hearing of a murder case against a UAE national to December 10 for bringing a witness to the court for giving evidence.

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Published: Tue 27 Nov 2007, 8:46 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:40 AM

The case dates back to 2005, when the Dibba police in Fujairah received a report from a hospital that a national, K.B., from Gub area, was shot dead.

As per police investigations, M.H., a national, shot at K.B. in front of the former's house over a dispute. The victim was rushed to the Dibba hospital where he died.

The accused was apprehended and the firearm used in the crime seized.

The prosecution took M.H. into custody and referred the case to the Fujairah Court of First Instance. K.B.'s father refused to accept the blood money (diya) and insisted on capital punishment.

The accused moved the Fujairah Court of Appeal, which had adjourned the hearing five times earlier because two prosecution witnesses failed to appear before the court. Both witnesses were fined Dh1,000 each. Yesterday, one of the witnesses was present in the court while the other, identified only as M.S., who was the victim's friend who shifted him to the hospital, did not appear. The court ordered adjournment of the case to December 10.

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