KUWAIT CITY, May 28: The Criminal Court sentenced a citizen to death for killing Lance Corporal Turki Al-Anzi as he deliberately ran over the victim during the National Day celebration. The court said the accused adopted the extremist ideology and attempted to kill as many securitymen as possible.
The Public Prosecution charged the citizen with deliberately running over with the intention to kill a number of securitymen who were on duty at a security checkpoint during the National Day celebration. The prosecution disclosed the accused used his vehicle which he prepared to commit the crime. The prosecution said the accused drove fast towards the securitymen who were standing at Dasman Roundabout.
He ran over Al-Anzi many times causing injuries mentioned in the Forensic report and these injuries led to the death of the latter. The prosecution added that the accused ran over five other securitymen who were rescued and given proper medical care.
Meanwhile, the Misdemeanor Court of Cassation acquitted two Ministry of Education employees of allegedly causing a huge loss of funds in their offices. The Public Prosecution Department charged both employees of committing serious errors through which their respective offices lost huge sums. The employees allegedly caused loss of KD 193,000 due to their nonchalant attitudes. The Court of Appeals sentenced the employees to three years in prison and KD 20,000 fine, although the Court of First Instance had earlier acquitted them. Defense Lawyer Mohammad Hamza filed an appeal against the ruling, urging the court to crush the judgment. He blamed the appellate court for judging in error.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies