JORDAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DOUBLE MURDER
December 24, 2017:
The Court of Cassation upheld a Criminal Court ruling sentence a man to death after convicting him of murdering two people in Zarqa in 2012, a senior judicial source said. (Sources: jordantimes.com, 24/12/2017)
The defendant was convicted of shooting to death a man and his son over a dispute regarding a marriage bid and attempting to murder a second son in Zarqa and was handed the maximum sentence.
The higher court also upheld the Criminal Court’s ruling ordering the defendant to pay JD108,000 in compensation for the victims’ family.
Following a review of the case by the Court of Cassation, the senior judicial source told The Jordan Times, the five-judge tribunal concluded that the Criminal Court proceedings were accurate and the defendant received the appropriate punishment.