Psychotic's family pardons him for killing his father

Psychotics family pardons him for killing his father
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Dubai - According to the hospital, he cannot be held responsible for his acts as he is mentally ill, said the lawyer.



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Amira Agarib

Published: Mon 24 Oct 2016, 9:51 PM

Last updated: Tue 25 Oct 2016, 8:54 AM

The family of the Sudanese American who killed his father in November last year has pardoned him from getting capital punishment and paying blood money on the premises that he is mentally ill.
Lawyer Salem Sahooh, presented to the presiding judge, Hussain Al Ousofi, a letter from the accused's brother who was in US, saying that he, along with his mother and uncles, has pardoned the accused. The advocate had earlier submitted his defence saying the accused was not in his senses when he committed the crime.
According to the hospital, he cannot be held responsible for his acts as he is mentally ill, said the lawyer. "He spent seven months at Al Amal Hospital in Dubai. He was taken back to jail after he showed signs of improvement, though he is still on medication." He has requested the presiding judge to implement article number 1/60 of federal law 1987. The case has been adjourned to November 21.
The mother who attended the court hearing told Khaleej Times that they had pardoned her son as he was well behaved and loved by everyone. She added that he was brilliant and had gone to the US when he was 16 to join university and study international law. He was in his second year of college when he complained that he could not focus on his studies. That was the beginning of his illness, said the mother. His uncle brought him back to the UAE and the parents took him to several doctors for treatment, including a faith healer from Sudan.
"We had submitted certificates showing that he has a mental disorder to the court. I hope my son will get well soon. Even his uncles and everyone wants him out," she said.
amira@khaleejtimes.com


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