RAK upper court slashes life term, fine of murder suspect

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RAK upper court slashes life term, fine of murder suspect

Ras Al Khaimah - The Arab suspect was also exempted from a hefty fine of Dh10,000 for consuming narcotics for lack of evidence.

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Published: Wed 20 Jan 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 21 Jan 2016, 1:00 AM

The Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court of Appeal revoked life term issued against a suspect involved in killing his friend to 10 year jail term.
The RAK Criminal Court of First Instance has sentenced the 21-year-old accused to life in jail for premeditated murder, along with additional one year imprisonment and Dh10,000 fine for abusing drugs in October last year.
The RAK Criminal Court has also amended the charge of the first accused, identified as A.B., from premeditated murder to manslaughter. The Arab suspect was also exempted from a hefty fine of Dh10,000 for consuming narcotics for lack of evidence.
Meanwhile, the second suspect implicated in the case was ordered to serve four years in prison and pay a fine of Dh10,000 for drug abuse.
As per court records, the case unfolded in August last year when the Mamura Police Station in RAK was alerted about the crime by a duty doctor at the Saqr Hospital.
He told the CID officers that four Arab young men had admitted the victim at the emergency section of the Saqr Hospital and fled the scene.
The RAK Police initiated a probe and examined surveillance cameras outside the emergency section, which helped them identify the brand and number plate of the car of the suspects who were later hunted down.
The suspects proved to have tricked the victim, identified only as A.D., and met him alone at the Mamura area where they had a heated argument, following which the first and second accused stabbed him on the chest.
The RAK Public Prosecution charged the first accused of premeditate murder as he stabbed the victim to death. He was also accused of using Tramadol.
The 26-year-old second suspect, identified as Y.S., was charged with stabbing the victim to death and abusing narcotic substance morphine in violation of law.
However, A.S., the third suspect; and F.A., the fourth suspect, who failed to show up in the court, were facing charges of hiding the crime and drug abuse.
Earlier, the father of the Emirati victim refused to pardon the killers of his son and told the RAK Criminal Court of First Instance, presided over by Chief Judge Sameh Shukr, that he would never pardon the defendants and sought the toughest penalty as did the RAK Public Prosecution.
"All my children gave nod to the same and insisted on punishment. We will all submit an official letter to confirm that we do not want to pardon the four killers and seek capital punishment."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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