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Tuesday , January 28 2020

Expat doctor killing his wife murder case has come to ‘haunt’ again

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: The famous murder case in which an expatriate doctor was accused of killing his wife has come to haunt again after it went viral in the social media last week, reports Al-Anba daily.

In this regard, Fahd Al-Haddad – the lawyer representing the accused – said that the public should not rush and give judgments saying the case is still with the Kuwaiti judiciary. He added that he did not rule out the overturning of the death sentence against the accused.

Al-Haddad stressed that the appeal made by the accused in the Court of Cassation includes reasons which could lead to overturning the death penalty related to the rules of sentencing as prescribed in the Code of Criminal Procedures and Proceedings.

Al-Haddad pointed out that such cases may gain the sympathy of the community lead to cause hatred for the accused and prejudge him, while the files of such cases may contain conclusive evidence that the accused is not responsible for the incident or denies his connection with it.

The attorney added his client suffers from rare disturbances as the case papers have revealed. Add to this the good relationship between the accused and his wife for 10 good years without any differences, but the disturbances suffered by the accused in recent weeks before the incident changed the course of the life of the accused.

The lawyer has also submitted reports confirming that the murderer’s brother had a mental disorder similar to that of the accused. Al-Haddad also pointed out that the reasons for the appeal raised before the Court of Cassation are valid, but there is no place for speculation in the verdict of the judiciary. He stressed that he is fully confident of the Kuwaiti judiciary, and that everyone should be patient and wait for the verdict of the Court of Cassation.

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