Jordanian man who stabbed German tourist pleads insanity

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May 4, 2008 15:09

The lawyer for a Jordanian man who stabbed a German tourist in Amman says her client pleads insanity. Mohammed Mahdi Barham is charged with committing a "terrorist act" for stabbing a 63-year-old German tourist in March. He was hospitalized with abdominal wounds and returned home days later. Officials have said Barham confessed to the stabbing during interrogation. But the defendent did not enter a plea of guilty or not guilty Sunday during the opening day of the trial. A defendent in Jordan can plead insanity before entering a plea of guilty or not guilty.


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