Published: 2020-12-29 15:19
Last Updated: 2023-09-28 06:37
Tuesday, the Grand Criminal Court issued a decision requiring a shepherd to be sentenced to eight years in prison for beating his 15-year-old son to death, following the victims attempts of concealing a cell phone from his father.
The charges included beating which led to death.
Initially, the 30-year-old killer was sentenced to 12 years in prison, however, the sentence was reduced to eight years after the mother of the 15-year-old boy dropped the charges against him.
According to the court, the mother of the victim was divorced from the accused, and the deceased lived with his father and his stepmother.
The victim brought a cell phone belonging to his stepmother, which was broken. Upon informing the father that he will return the cell phone to his wife, the accused proceeded to get angry due to the son’s failure to inform him of the phone beforehand.
Allegedly, the accused doubted the intentions and actions of his current wife.
The accused proceeded to beat his son using his hands, and threw him on the ground.
In the morning, when the father tried to wake his son, he was found dead as a result of a hemorrhage in the brain, according to the forensic report.
The decision was announced during an open session chaired by Judge Imad Al-Khataiba, with the membership of Judge Tariq Al-Shuqirat and Judge Tariq Al-Rasheed, in the presence of the Criminal Prosecutor, Judge Faleh Abu Hilala.