UAE: FAMILY OF DEAD MAID REFUSES TO ACCEPT BLOOD MONEY
September 22, 2014: The Sharjah Appeals Court ordered four Emirati men, who were found guilty of raping and killing an Ethiopian housemaid and chopping her body into pieces, to pay blood money to the victimâs family.
However, the victimâs family refused to pardon the killers or accept the blood money.
The next hearing will be on 27 October to issue a final verdict.
In 2010, The Sharjah Court of First Instance issued the death penalty to A. M., 35, S. R., 32, H. A., 33, and A. J., 30, for raping and killing Khor Fakkan in what the Sharjah Police said it was one of the gravest crimes of its kind as it included rape, alcohol and murder.
According to court records, the four kidnapped the maid in Khor Fakkan, taped her mouth, pushed her into their Land Cruiser and took her to the desert in August 2009.
They raped her in Khor Fakkan, dragged her into their vehicle again, before driving to Al Dhaid mountains where the act was repeated.
Prosecutors said after raping her in Al Dhaid the men ran their SUV over her head and battered her with rocks before attempting to hide her body.
According to the police, in 2004, one of the killers had raped and killed a 13-year-old Pakistani girl with two other accomplices. They were all sentenced to death, but he was forgiven by the victimâs father. (Sources: gulfnews.com, 23/09/2014)