Death sentence for man who killed roomate in Abu Dhabi

Under UAE law, all death penalty verdicts are automatically sent to appeal.

A Bangladeshi man who killed his roommate was sentenced to death by the Criminal Court on Tuesday.

The man said his victim tried to sexually assault him, so only killed him in self defence.

He said the victim tried to force himself upon the defendant in a shared kitchen and an argument started between them.

The defendant grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed his roommate to death.

Under UAE law, all death penalty verdicts are automatically sent to appeal.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Published: December 23, 2014 04:00 AM

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