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Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder

By Rana Husseini - Oct 09,2021 - Last updated at Oct 09,2021

AMMAN — The Cassation Court has upheld a June Criminal Court ruling, sentencing a man to 12 years in prison after convicting him of attempting to murder a man in May 2020.

The Criminal Court declared the defendant guilty of attempted murder, stemming from “a heated dispute” with the victim, on May 22. The defendant was given the maximum sentence.

Court papers said the defendant had an old feud with the victim’s family and headed to their house to “discuss the matter”.

"The defendant was armed with a switchblade when he headed to the victim’s home," court documents said.

The minute he saw the victim, the court maintained, the defendant drew a switchblade and stabbed him in the neck and chest.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital and survived the stabbing incident after undergoing few surgeries, 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.

The Cassation Court bench comprised judges Mohammad Ibrahim, Ibrahim Abu Shamma, Fawzi Nahar, Majid Azab and Hayel Amr.

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