SHARJAH // A man who slit his mother’s throat and kept her body in his flat for 10 days told a court that she had returned from the dead and dropped all the charges against him.
“I have a waiver,” 29-year-old Emirati N L told Sharjah Criminal Court. When asked about the source of the waiver, N L said it was from his dead mother.
N L was referred to Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai for a second evaluation after a report from his initial test was inconclusive.
“You will be sent to Al Amal Hospital,” the judge told N L, who got irritated at the ruling.
“Are you content? This is unjust,” N L said before he was taken back to his cell.
The court was told N L was aware of his surroundings during his first evaluation but he had not been cooperative and answered few questions.
He admitted murdering his mother last year, claiming Allah ordered him to kill her for performing witchcraft.
Police found the 50-year-old woman’s body at N L’s flat when they arrested him on June 7 last year for attacking an Iranian supermarket worker with a knife at a shop in Mamzar.
When confronted about his failure to answer questions, N L told the court: “They were the same questions asked by the court and I am well. I don’t suffer from any illness.”
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for N L. The next hearing will be on March 24.