8 alleged murderers in UAE to pay Dh200,000 blood money

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8 alleged murderers in UAE to pay Dh200,000 blood money

Sharjah - After assaulting and stabbing the victim, they stole his money and fled.

By Amira Agarib

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Published: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 4:26 PM

Last updated: Mon 8 Apr 2019, 6:30 PM

The Sharjah Sharia Court of First Instance has ordered eight men accused of murder to pay Dh200,000 as blood money to the victim's family, and sentenced them to 3 years and 6 months' in jail followed by deportation.
The convicts were found guilty of robbing and stabbing to death a compatriot.
Court records show that the incident took place when the accused, all Asians, attacked the victim while he was walking on a highway in Sharjah. After assaulting and stabbing him, they stole his money and fled. The victim was rushed to Al Qasimi hospital, where he succumbed to his fatal injuries.
The court confronted the defendants with premeditated murder charge for stabbing the man to death. But the accused denied all the charges.
The lawyer of the defendants, who was appointed by the court, requested the acquittal of the accused and use clemency in the trial.
The victim's parents accepted the blood money and dropped their request for capital punishment.

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