x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Abu Dhabi man 'not guilty of road-rage murder as he reported the crime'

A man sentenced to death for a road-rage murder claimed yesterday he could not be guilty, because he reported the incident.

A man sentenced to death for a road-rage murder claimed yesterday he could not be guilty, because he reported the incident.

MS, an Emirati, told the Abu Dhabi Appeals Court he was the one who reported the assault that led to the death of the man, a diabetic Emirati in his 50s, and that he would not have done so had he been responsible.

His lawyer also told the court that it was "unheard of" for the perpetrator of a crime to then report what they had done.

The lawyer asked the court to find footage of security cameras on the street where the assault took place.

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