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Man handed 12 years for attempted murder stemming from old feud

By Rana Husseini - Jan 23,2023 - Last updated at Jan 23,2023

AMMAN — The Cassation Court has upheld a June Criminal Court ruling, sentencing a man to 12 years in prison after convicting him of attempting to murder a man in May 2020.

The Criminal Court declared the defendant guilty of attempted murder, stemming from “a heated dispute” with the victim, on May 22. The defendant was given the maximum sentence.

Court papers said the defendant had an old feud with the victim’s family, and headed to their house to “discuss the matter”.

"The defendant was armed with a switchblade when he headed to the victim’s home," the court documents said.

The minute he saw the victim, the court maintained, the defendant drew the switchblade and stabbed him in the neck and chest.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital and survived the stabbing incident after undergoing surgery, the court papers added.

The defendant contested his ruling via his lawyer, arguing that there were “legal errors in the investigation procedures”.

The Criminal Court’s attorney general asked the higher court to uphold the 12-year sentence.

The higher court ruled that the Criminal Court proceedings were accurate and that the defendant was given the appropriate punishment.

The Cassation Court bench comprised judges Mohammad Ibrahim, Yassin Abdullat, Fawzi Nahar, Majid Azab and Hayel Amr.

 

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