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The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian to three years in jail to be followed by deportation after being convicted of killing his cousin.
Meanwhile, the Misdemeanor Court sentenced two others to one month in jail to be followed by deportation after being convicted of abstaining from informing the competent authorities of a murder they knew it had been committed.
The case dates back to August last year when an Asian reported to the police that his brother had been seriously injured after being attacked with a knife.
He stated that his cousin stabbed his brother in the chest following a dispute between them that took place on a street near their place of residence.
He said he was surprised to find his brother knocking on his door with blood covering his clothes, adding that he had a large wound in his chest.
So he informed the police accordingly and called for an ambulance, which took his brother to the hospital for medical treatment, he said.
A police team opened a criminal report on the incident and issued a search warrant for the defendant.
A policeman stated that a team of detectives gathered inferences and managed to locate the defendant and the other two culprits and to arrest them in another emirate.
The prime suspect was planning to flee the country via a land port. On interrogation, he admitted to having stabbed the victim with a knife after the latter assaulted him with a stick.
The defendant stated in the interrogations that he saw the victim near his place of residence when he was with another man in a restaurant near their place of residence.
The victim chased them with a stick and assaulted him although he tried to escape but stumbled and fell to the ground, he said.
The other man fled the place while the victim continued to assault him, he said, adding that he stabbed him with a knife that was inside his pants and fled to his place of residence.
The second defendant admitted that he fled the place while the victim was chasing the first defendant, adding that the latter came to his place of residence, where his brother lived, with his clothes stained with blood.
The defendant asked the his brother and the second defendant to help him escape from the country because he feared to be caught by the police for stabbing the victim, though he did not know that he had died.
The other two defendants admitted that they decided to help the first defendant flee the country via a land port but were all arrested before reaching there.
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