Death penalty for murder

JORDAN – Criminal court sentences youth to death for killing mother by poison

Amman, Oct 14 (Petra) — The Criminal Court on Sunday handed the death sentence to a 21-year-old man convicted of killing his mother by poison and trying to kill four brothers in a family dispute.

The ruling came during a hearing under presiding judge Awad Abu Jarad and judges Zaid Sanosi and Omar Atharbeh as members and the presence of prosecutor general Anwar Abu Eid.

The court applied the capital punishment against the young man for premeditated murder and the intent to kill five persons.