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Thursday , August 6 2020

Kuwaiti acquitted of beating compatriot to death

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16: The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict of the Court of First Instance, which acquitted a citizen of beating his compatriot to death. The Public Prosecution charged the citizen with deliberate beating to death of the deceased as stated in the medical report which showed the man died when he was hit with a metal object.

It was revealed that both citizens had previous disagreement over a parking space in an area where they both resided. The issue escalated into a fistfight during which the deceased sustained injuries, so he was confined in the Intensive Care Unit in an undisclosed hospital where he died later.
However, the defendant’s lawyer, Attorney En’am Haider, argued that allegation against her client was not proven beyond reasonable doubt, according to Article 152 of the Penal Code. She said her client was legitimately defending himself in the course of the fight in line with Article 32 of the Penal Code, which states it is not a crime for anybody to defend his life, money, property or life of others. She explained that such a situation only occurs when a person faces danger.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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