Plea to reduce jail term 
in murder case rejected

DUBAI — A court on Tuesday turned down a plea to reduce the life term given to a man convicted of murder which happened in 2006.

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Published: Wed 26 May 2010, 11:48 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:46 PM

Defence lawyer Mohammed Ridha requested the Court of First Instance presided by Judge Al Saeed Bargouth earlier to grant a lenient verdict to his Saudi client in the light of the waiver filed by the heirs of the victim after Dh2 million was paid in blood money.

The 21-year-old convict has served about four years of his term so far. He had entered the country four days before the crime.

He is serving a life term for premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery bid at night and consumption of liquor.

He was also sentenced to paying a fine of Dh2,000 for consuming liquor.

The Saudi convict killed a 39-year-old compatriot and injured his brother, 35, who had been in the UAE for three hours only.

On that day, the defendant jumped uninvited into the brothers’ car as it passed through Al Mussalla Street in Naif around 11pm.

He got into the back seat and brandished a gun with which he threatened to kill them if they did not drop him at Burj Al Arab Hotel within 15 minutes.

He was reportedly intoxicated.

When they saw two police officers nearby, one of the targets asked his brother to step off.

As the second brother got off, the defendant shot him in his right shoulder while the other brother was shot in the head and shoulder, killing him.

As many 28 bullets were seized from the defendant.

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