JORDAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR KILLING MOTHER
September 28, 2021:
The Grand Criminal Court on 27 September 2021 sentenced a man to death by hanging for killing his mother with the help of his brother. (Source: Roya News, 28/09/2021)
The brother was sentenced to life imprisonment.
The accused used a Kalashnikov to kill his mother, in addition to wounding his two sisters. The father, his third sister and his other brother managed to escape.
In the details of the case it was revealed that the defendants are in their twenties, both of whom are drug users and addicts. On the day of the crime they came to their father's house in order to fight with him for ongoing disputes between them.
A verbal altercation occurred between them, prompting their father to threaten them that he is going to inform the police about it.
Following that, the two tried to shoot their father with the Kalashnikov they had, but they were unable when their mother came and tried to stop them.
The father with the help of his wife took the weapon away from them and gave it to his youngest son. The son ran away out of the house with the weapon in his hands, however, one of the accused followed him and took the weapon from him.
The fight between them continued until the first accused fired shots and killed his mother.