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Suspect’s own family tips off police in stabbing death case

By Rana Husseini - Aug 13,2022 - Last updated at Aug 13,2022

AMMAN — The Criminal Court prosecutor on Saturday charged a man with premeditated murder in connection with the murder of a 22-year-old man who was found stabbed to death in Amman on Thursday, official sources said.

The victim was found dead in a street in the Juwaideh area in the early hours of Thursday, a senior judicial source said.

“The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to different parts of his body,” the senior judicial source told The Jordan Times.

Late at night, the senior judicial source maintained, “the suspect’s family contacted police and turned their son in”, according to the senior judicial source.

“Our initial investigations indicate that the victim was walking in the street when he was attacked by the suspect,” according to the senior official source.

The senior judicial source added investigations indicated that “the victim was killed over old feuds with the suspect”.

The victim had been married for almost two weeks, according to the senior judicial source.

A postmortem conducted at the National Institute of Forensic Medicine indicated that the victim received two fatal stab wounds to the chest, which caused his death, according to the senior official source.

“The forensic team also detected defence wounds on the victim’s hands,” according to the second source.

The Criminal Court prosecutor will summon family members and friends and the suspect to learn more about the stabbing incident, the second source said.

The suspect was ordered detained at a Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre for 15 days pending further investigation.

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