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Man charged with manslaughter in stabbing death of friend

By Rana Husseini - Jan 12,2014 - Last updated at Jan 12,2014

AMMAN — Criminal Court Prosecutor Ali Abu Zeid on Sunday charged a man with manslaughter in connection with the stabbing death of his friend in an Amman suburb over the weekend, official sources said.

The victim, who was not identified, was allegedly stabbed by the suspect, who is in his twenties, in the waist with a sharp object during a heated argument on Saturday in the Nuzha suburb of the capital, a senior official source told The Jordan Times.”The victim and the suspect were sitting with other friends when an argument ensued,” the source explained.

The argument developed into a fight and their friends intervened and attempted to stop them, but the suspect managed to grab a sharp object and allegedly stabbed the victim in the waist, the source added.

The victim was taken to Prince Hamzah Hospital but was declared dead on arrival, a second source said.”It seems the injury was fatal and caused heavy bleeding that led his death,” the source told The Jordan Times.

The body was taken to the National Institute of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy, he added.

Abu Zeid issued orders for the suspect to be detained at a correctional and rehabilitation centre for 15 days pending further investigation into the incident.

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