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Cassation Court upholds over three-year prison sentence for two men in gas station robbery

By Rana Husseini - Apr 08,2024 - Last updated at Apr 08,2024


AMMAN — The Court of Cassation has upheld a June Amman Appeals Court ruling sentencing two men to over three years in prison each after convicting them of robbing a gas station in Madaba in April of last year.

The defendants were convicted of robbing JD3,100 from the establishment in Madaba city on April 1.

The two men were handed a five-year prison term each for the robbery charges.

However, the court reduced the sentence to three years and four months each because “the gas station owner dropped charges against them”.

Court papers said the defendants decided to make quick cash by robbing a gas station in Madaba.

The two men entered the establishment, entered the accountant’s office, and pulled a knife, the court added.

“The accountant handed the two men JD3,100 in cash and fled,” the court maintained.

The gas station owner filed a complaint, and the two men were eventually arrested by police, according to court documents.

 The defendants contested the Amman Appeals Court’s ruling through their lawyer, asking to be declared innocent arguing that the “prosecution failed to provide solid evidence in the case”.

The lawyer also argued that the prosecution depended on “contradictory statements by the witnesses when implicating his clients”.

Meanwhile, the Amman Appeals Court’s general attorney asked the higher court to uphold the verdict against the defendant.

The Court of Cassation ruled that the verdict was correct and the defendant deserved the ruling he had received. 

The Cassation Court comprised judges Mahmoud Ebtoush, Rizeq Abul Fool, Fawzi Nahar, Ibrahim Abu Shamma and Qassem Dughmi.

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