Jordan: Student gets death for killing male friend

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April 24, 2007 19:44

 
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A court on Tuesday sentenced a university student to death for the murder of a male friend who had allegedly made sexual advances toward him. A court official speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to speak to the media said the student was charged with stabbing his friend to death in a deserted valley close to the city of Irbid, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the capital Amman, in late 2005. The court did not release the names of the defendant or his victim, both are Jordanians, and it was not immediately clear how the crime was uncovered or when the defendant was detained. The defendant entered a not guilty plea. His death by hanging sentence can be appealed.

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