Saudi Boy Kills Relative: Mistook for Monkey, Sharia Court Orders Prison Instead of Death

Sharia law in Saudi Arabia

“Commuting the sentence from death to prison is considered an act of forgiveness…”

A young Saudi Arabian boy was recently spared the hangman’s noose and instead ordered to a yet to be made public prison sentence for the accidental killing of an elderly relative, as reported by The Independent (of London, England) on Nov. 11, 2013.

Relatives of the boy convinced the killing was an accident, as the boy opened fire at a distance at what he thought was a monkey “trying to damage one of the neighbourhood’s trees.”

It turned out the elderly relative was collecting leaves to feed the family goats.

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