(MENAFN - Jordan Times) The Criminal Court has sentenced a 24-year-old man to 20 years in prison for shooting his friend over a grudge in Maan last November.
The court found the defendant guilty of shooting Mahmoud Ahmad, 22, to death in the street in a neighbourhood in Maan, 220km south of Amman, on November 18.
Court papers said that the victim had an argument with the defendant almost 20 days prior to the shooting.
On the day of the incident, the court added, the victim was walking in the street with a friend when the defendant approached him from behind.
"The defendant fired several rounds and one bullet struck the victim in the stomach, killing him instantly," the 10-page verdict said.
Three days after the murder was committed, according to the verdict, police located the perpetrator, who fired at the police during the arrest but did not injure anyone.
The defendant had pled not guilty to the charges during his opening trial.
The tribunal comprised judges Hayel Amr, Talal Aqrabawi and Ayman Ghzawi.
The Cassation Court has started reviewing the verdict, which was issued in June.