JORDAN: LIBYAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
December 28, 2018:
The Criminal Court on 23 December 2018 convicted and sentenced a Libyan man to death for murdering a fellow national in Amman in July of 2017. (Sources: jordantimes.com, 23/12/2018)
The court declared the defendant guilty of shooting his 22-year-old friend to death, and then setting his body ablaze in a rented vehicle at the Amman National Park on July 23.
Court documents said that the defendant and the victim were friends and roommates and were both studying at an aviation academy in Jordan.
A few days before the murder, court transcripts maintained, the suspect claimed that “the victim falsely accused him of stealing around JD40,000 from him and had threatened to expose him”.
The defendant stated that the victim began spreading the stolen cash story among their friends, so "he became enraged and plotted to kill him", the court added.
The verdict will automatically be reviewed by the Court of Cassation within the next 30 days.