Court drops charges in brother's stabbing after self-harm intervention

Jordan

Published: 2024-02-24 16:00

Last Updated: 2024-04-22 14:16


Court drops charges in brother's stabbing after self-harm intervention
Court drops charges in brother's stabbing after self-harm intervention

The Grand Criminal Court dismissed the charges against a young man in his twenties who stabbed his brother with a dagger while the latter was attempting to stop him from harming himself.

This was done in consideration of the victim's decision to withdraw his personal right to press charges.

The court amended the charges against the defendant from attempted murder to causing harm within the boundaries of the law, as per the relevant articles of the Penal Code. Additionally, the public lawsuit was dropped following the withdrawal of the victim's personal right.

Furthermore, the court ruled that the defendant was not accountable for carrying a sharp object outside his home, as outlined in Article 156 of the Penal Code, since the object was not being carried or utilized outside the household.

As per the court's findings, detailed in a document reviewed by Roya, both the accused and the victim are siblings. The altercation occurred when the victim visited their mother's residence in the evening, resulting in a physical struggle over the dagger between the two brothers. The stabbing of the victim in the abdomen was deemed unintentional by the accused, and the victim only realized he had been injured upon seeing blood on his clothing, after which he lost consciousness.