JORDAN: MAN WHO RAPED AND KILLED A 7-YEAR-OLD SYRIAN BOY SENTENCED TO DEATH
October 17, 2017:
A 27-year-old man was sentenced to death by the Criminal Court after being convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering a Syrian child in an Amman neighbourhood in July. (Sources: albawaba.com, 19/10/2017)
The defendant stood motionless while hearing the presiding judge read the conviction and verdict, according to a senior judicial source.
“The judge asked the defendant if he made a settlement with the victim’s family and his answer was no. So the judge sentenced him to death and he had no reaction,” the judicial source said.
The court found the defendant guilty of murdering a seven-year-old boy on July 6 to conceal his sexual assault after luring him to a deserted building in the Nuzha neighbourhood.
A few days later, a cleaning employee found the victim’s body unclothed and with his throat slit.
The verdict will automatically be reviewed by the Cassation Court within the next 30 days.