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Man sentenced to 25 year-jail term after Qatar robbery results in death

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

A lower criminal court in Qatar has sentenced a man to 25 years in prison, after his attempt to rob a house in Ain Khaled in 2013 led to the death of the homeowner and injury to his son.

The sentence, which was handed down this week, took into account charges of attempted murder and robbery, assault that led to the death of the homeowner and breaking and entering at night with a weapon, according to Al Raya.

The defendant was also ordered to pay QR200,000 (US$55,000) to the victim’s family in blood money.

Both the defendant and the victim were Qataris.

Though incidences of crime have been rising in Qatar, the country’s burglary rate is 25 per 100,000 inhabitants – well below the global average of 100 per 100,000 people, according to a report issued last February.

What happened

In court, the prosecution said that the defendant deliberately attacked the homeowner, but did not intend to kill him.

The man apparently “wrestled (the victim), shoved him and put fear into his heart as he tried to prevent him from escaping and murdering his son.”

According to an account of the crime shared in court, the defendant entered the victim’s house at night in September 2013 when the homeowner and his family were out, intending to rob them.

Lower criminal court in Doha
Lower criminal court in Doha

He was apparently in the middle of the burglary when the victim and his family returned home and spotted him.

At this point, the victim’s son called the police, while the father attempted to apprehend the defendant.

When the man wrenched away from the father’s grasp, the son went to his aid and tried to catch the perpetrator, who was trying to run away.

The defendant then apparently stabbed the son with a pocket knife, opening a 2cm cut in his left side. The son fell to the ground in front of his father.

The father – who suffered from a heart condition – pushed the defendant off his son and fought back, which led to severe physical and emotional strain, causing a drop in the victim’s blood pressure and a fatal heart attack, according to the coroner’s report.

The defendant quickly fled the scene, but apparently left behind his ghutra, shoes and mobile phone, Al Raya stated.

When authorities tracked him down and searched his car, they found the pocketknife used in the crime.

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AnonymityBreedsContempt
AnonymityBreedsContempt
6 years ago

This is a sad thing that happened. It seems like there are parts of the story that are missing.

I’m curious about the brothel that was operating in the Pearl that was shut down. What’s the story there?

MrJames
MrJames
6 years ago

That was no brothel, that was my flat. What can I say? Chicks dig me..

sicti
sicti
6 years ago
Reply to  MrJames

Willing to share? :)))

Red_Panigale
Red_Panigale
6 years ago

Never heard of that before. Whats the story?

Anonymouse
Anonymouse
6 years ago

Is that where the brothel that used to be at the Sharq relocated, or are they unrelated?

Jam
Jam
6 years ago

I already read this story in Gulf news. It’s good the perpetrator was caught.

Mehrea
6 years ago

Never expected a Qatari full of opportunity to rob. Extremely rich country and super lazy and weaker man.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago
Reply to  Mehrea

Deleted for stereotyping.

harrypotter
harrypotter
6 years ago

no more a safe home, since even the citizens are robbing and causing death to their fellows and others

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  harrypotter

It has always happened here, but the newspapers were told years ago to stop reporting Qatari crimes years ago. Apparently it made the country look bad.

harrypotter
harrypotter
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

we all know the truth that they would envy the little money expatriates came in to suffer for,

Will
Will
6 years ago

So death sentence for drug smugglers, prison for manslaughter. Amazing.

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