Specialists to examine whether killer is insane
Suspect says he struck sleeping victim with a pan on skull and stabbed him
The premeditated killing of the victim happened in a labour accommodation in Al Quoz.
Prosecutors said the suspect battered the deceased with a pan repeatedly on his head when he was sleeping and stabbed him with a knife twice.
When asked in court why he pounded the victim’s head with a pan and stabbed him with a knife, the suspect replied: “I do not know what happened to me. I was sleeping and woke up suddenly. I stabbed him but I did not intend to kill him … there was hostility between us. He and his friends previously tried to poison my meals several times.”
A police lieutenant testified that the victim’s face was beyond recognition due to the brutality of the attack.
“The suspect had been brought to hospital to treat some knife wounds that he inflicted on himself in a suicide bid a few hours after the crime. During questioning, the suspect admitted that he killed the victim due to previous disputes … he alleged that the deceased used to ridicule him and film him while sleeping and circulate the photos among their friends. The suspect also admitted that he had tried to kill himself with a knife that he purchased that day from a nearby supermarket,” the lieutenant told the prosecutors.
The carpenter was quoted as admitting to prosecutors that he had intended to kill the victim and had decided to commit the crime the night before.
The psychiatrists’ panel is expected to hand in its report on December 25.