QATAR. MAN GETS DEATH FOR BRUTAL MURDER
April 28, 2008: a Qatari man was sentenced to death for the
brutal murder of his aunt following a fight about money.
The man, in his 20s,
was caught after his friend told his brother, who called the police. The
killing took place on September 17, 2007.
The Doha court was told that the man drove his aunt to the
desert to demand money she owed him. When she refused, the man tried to choke
her and then pushed the semi-conscious woman out of the car and left her to
die. He asked a friend to help get rid of the body, however, the woman was
still alive when they returned. He then smashed her over the head with a stone
and reversed over her several times with the car. The murderer then contacted
his own brother who agreed to help him.
They offered three Egyptians QR200,000
to dispose of the body.
The court ordered the murderer be killed by firing squad or
hanging. His brother was sentenced to three years for trying to cover up the
crime and the three Egyptians were each given a year for not informing the
authorities that a murder had taken place. (Sources: Gulf Times, 29/04/2008)