Death sentence commuted to life imprisonment for citizen

Finding discrepancies in a lower court verdict, the Court of Cassation has commuted the life sentenced pronounced on a Kuwaiti citizen to life imprisonment.

The case involves a citizen who deliberately killed his father at the family’s residence in Waha.

Following the incident security personnel investigating the case arrested the suspect in November 2018 from a desert area near Oyoun. They also retrieved the murder weapon from a garbage dump close to where the incident took place. The arrested man, an ex-convict, confessed that in the heat of the quarrel with his father and under the influence of narcotics, he had picked up a kitchen-knife lying nearby and stabbed his father to death.