Monday , December 11 2017

10-year jail upheld in violent robbery, murder of 2 guards – Syrian and a Bedoun convicted

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19, The Court of Cassation upheld the decision of a lower court on the execution one of those convicted of involvement in a robbery case with violence and first-degree murder, 10 years jail term with hard labor on another convict and fine of KD 50 for two more convicts.

These four convicts were involved in the robbery with violence and first degree murder that happened a few years ago in Suleibiya vegetable market, during which two security guards lost their lives. The Public Prosecution charged a 21-year old Bedoun and a 17-year-old Syrian with premeditated murder of the two guards, as the Bedoun shot them while the Syrian held a knife as an accomplice.

The other two convicts, a 20-year-old Syrian and a 21-yearold Kuwait, were accused of helping the two assailants escape in addition to hiding the suspects and murder weapons. The convicts carted away with KD 13,000 during the heist wihich left two security guards dead.

Woman acquitted: A Kuwaiti court acquitted a woman in her 30s who was accused of negligence after her three-year old son fell from the stairs and sustained several injuries. According to the case file, the Public Prosecution accused the woman of neglecting her minor son, thereby violating Articles 164 and 166 of the Penal Code and Articles 2, 91 and 94 of Law No. 21/2015 concerning the rights of children.

During the court session, Lawyer Maryam Faisal Al-Bahar, representing the woman, stressed that her client has denied all allegations against her from the beginning, insisting that the allegations are malicious due to former disputes between the plaintiff and her client.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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