2 men sentenced for killing woman in road rage shooting incident

[13-09-2021 11:24 AM]

Ammon News - The Cassation Court has upheld a March Criminal Court decision to sentence two men to prison terms ranging from 15 years to life in prison. The men were convicted of killing a woman in a road rage shooting incident in the Jordan Valley in January 2018.

The Criminal Court declared the two men guilty of shooting and killing the victim, who was standing on the side road, on June 2 and handed them the maximum punishment.

Court papers said the two defendants were driving in their vehicle when they were challenged by another vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

“The drivers of the two vehicles chased each other and eventually pulled their weapons and started shooting at each other,” the court said.

One of the bullets, the court maintained, struck a woman who was standing on the side road.

“The bullet struck the victim’s neck, and she was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival,” the court added.

The convicted men had contested their rulings, claiming that “the prosecution failed to provide solid evidence to implicate them in the shooting incident”.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Court general attorney also asked the higher court to uphold the original verdict.

The Cassation Court, which issued its ruling late last month, ruled that the Criminal Court’s ruling falls within the law, that the proceedings were proper and that the sentence given was satisfactory.

The Cassation Court tribunal comprised judges Mohammad Ibrahim, Yassin Abdullat, Hayel Amr, Saeed Mugheid and Fawzi Nahar.

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