QATAR: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF YOUNG BRITISH TEACHER
March 27, 2014: A man has been sentenced to death for the murder of a Kent teacher whose badly-burned body was found in the desert in Qatar last October.
Badr Hashim Khamis Abdullah Al-Jabar was arrested after the body of Lauren Patterson, 24, was found in a remote area by a falconer.
His accomplice Muhammad Abdullah Hassan Abdul Aziz was jailed for three years.
Ms Patterson, of West Malling, near Maidstone, worked at the Newton British School in the Qatari capital Doha and disappeared following a night out.
An inquest conducted in Kent in November was told her body was identified through DNA testing. (Sources: BBC, 27/03/2014)