Trump's last days in office marred by disregard for human life. Death penalty just another example.

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Morocco | Young man sentenced to death for raping, killing 11-year-old boy

The incident caused outrage among Moroccans, the majority of whom asked for the severe punishment for the perpetrator.

Morocco’s Court of Appeal in Tangier sentenced today a 24-year old man to death penalty for kidnapping, raping, and killing Adnane Bouchouf, a 11-year old boy in September last year.

Tangier’s court also sentenced the perpetrator’s flatmates. 

The three flatmates received four months prison sentences each. They will also pay a fine of MAD 1000 each ($80).

Security services found Adnane’s body on September 11 buried in a garden not far from where the family of the victim lived.

The 24-year old defendant kidnapped the boy, raped, and killed him in cold blood on September 7, the day when Adnane disappeared.

The family’s victim had searched for their boy in vain, distributing flyers and posting Adnane photos.

Moroccan citizens reacted to the incident quickly, sharing the photos of Adnane all over social networks.

When the defendant noticed people’s alert, he rushed to the barber in an attempt to change his look.

A street camera footage showed a young man talking to Adnane before walking away with him.

Security services were then able to identify and find the suspect appearing in the video on Friday, after he had already committed the crime.

During his hearings, the perpetrator claimed he did not rape Adnane Bouchouf. He also claimed that he was not planning to kill him and said he only kidnapped him to ask for a ransom since he was in need of money.

The news about the death of Adnane shocked Moroccans across the country and abroad.

Source: moroccoworldnews.com, Staff, January 13, 2021

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