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Father demands death penalty for son’s killers

The bereaved father told the Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court that he will never pardon the defendants and sought the toughest penalty, as did the RAK Public Prosecution.



By Ahmed Shaaban – Senior Reporter

Published: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 12:33 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Ras Al Khaimah — An Emirati man refused to pardon the killers of his 24-year-old son and sought the capital punishment for them.

The bereaved father told the Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court that he will never pardon the defendants and sought the toughest penalty, as did the RAK Public Prosecution.

He said all his children are in agreement over the demand for the death penalty. They will soon submit an official letter to confirm that they do not want to pardon the killers.

As per court records, the case dates back to August last year when the Mamura Police Station in RAK was alerted about the murder by a duty doctor at the Saqr Hospital.

He told the police that four Arab men rushed the deceased to the emergency room of Saqr Hospital and fled the scene without giving any information.

With the aid of the video footages captured by the CCTV cameras outside the hospital, the police managed to identify the suspects’ car plate number. The four defendants, who were arrested later, told the police that they stabbed the victim after they had a heated argument with him.

They were charged with premeditated murder and using drugs.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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