KUWAIT: OFFICER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
May 23, 2013: A Kuwaiti court sentenced an officer to death for killing another officer.
Arguments by the lawyer that the killer was not in a normal state of mind at the time of the murder of Saud Al Husaini were thrown out by the court in the high-profile trial.
‚ÄúThe defendant was in a normal state and he was well aware of what he was doing,‚ÄĚ the court said, local news sites reported. ‚ÄúThe claims made by the lawyer that he had psychological issues are not true and cannot be accepted.‚ÄĚ
Witnesses said that the two men were sitting with other officers in the police station in the Qadisiyaa area last September when they started arguing. Following dinner shared by all officers, Saud walked into the tearoom to bring tea for the group. The killer, who was not named, followed him, took out a gun and shot him dead. He then ran away, carrying the gun with him. (Sources: gulfnews.com, 23/05/2013)