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Man jailed for attempted murder with scissors

By Rana Husseini - Feb 18,2023 - Last updated at Feb 18,2023


AMMAN — The Court of Cassation has upheld a July Criminal Court ruling, sentencing a man to 12 years in prison after convicting him of attempting to murder a man with a pair of scissors in October 2021.

The Criminal Court declared the defendant guilty of attempted murder, which stemmed from “a heated dispute” with the victim, on October 16. The defendant was given the maximum sentence.

Court papers said the defendant had an old feud with the victim, and went to his house to discuss the matter.

“The defendant was armed with a pair of scissors when he headed to the victim’s home,” the court documents said.

The victim refused to allow the defendant inside his home, the court maintained.

“An argument ensued, and the defendant drew back the scissors and stabbed the victim once in the back with them,” the court stated.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital and survived the stabbing incident after undergoing surgery, the court papers added.

The defendant contested his ruling via his lawyer, arguing that there were “legal errors in the investigation procedures”.

The Criminal Court’s attorney general asked the higher court to uphold the 12-year sentence ruling.

The higher court ruled that the Criminal Court proceedings were accurate and that the defendant was given the appropriate punishment. 

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