AMMAN – The Criminal Court has sentenced a 21-year-old man to seven-and-a-half-years in prison for murdering his married sister in Jerash in January.
…After the family went to sleep, the defendant interrogated his sister and asked her about her whereabouts during the time she was gone from her husband’s house, but she refused to answer, according to the court.
â€œThe defendant then stuffed the victimâ€™s scarf in her mouth to prevent her from screaming and strangled her with an electric wire. He then sat in front of his sisterâ€™s body and smoked a whole pack of cigarettes,â€ the 10-page court verdict said.
The victimâ€™s brother then took the scarf and wire and roamed the streets for an hour before heading to a police station and turning himself in, claiming to have killed his sister in the name of family honour, the court added. [source]
AMMAN – The Criminal Court on Sunday sentenced a 33-year-old Egyptian to death after convicting him of robbing and murdering a mobile phone shop employee in Sahab in June 2006.
Rabie A., who came to Jordan in 2000 and worked as a construction worker in Sahab, was declared guilty of slitting the throat of Faten M., 29, while she was working at a shop in Sahab before stealing seven mobile phones and dozens of SIM cards.
The defendant wanted to secure money to pay for medical treatment for a friend who was suffering from a chronic illness and decided to rob the victimâ€™s shop, court papers said. [source]