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Dubai court: suspect admits to raping and killing Obaida, 8.

Summary: Abdullah also confessed that he drank alcohol and drove his car under the influence of liquor

Dubai: A Jordanian suspect admitted that he raped and killed an eight-year-old boy before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Monday morning.

However, Nidal Eisa Abdullah told presiding judge Ali Abdul Wahhab that 8-year-old Obaida Sedqi was used to going with him in his car and that he didn't kidnap him from Sharjah, in May.

Abdullah also confessed that he drank alcohol and drove his car under the influence of liquor.

Dubai's Attorney General Essam Eisa Al Humaidan said last week that prosecutors would seek a death sentence against the Jordanian suspect, who seems to have longed his beard since his arrest on May 23.

Advocate Obaid Al Mazmi, the lawyer of the victim's family, handed presiding judge Abdul Wahhab a civil lawsuit in which he asked the court to implement the sternest punishment (capital sentence) and sought Dh21,000 in civil compensation.

The trial reconvenes on June 27.

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Date:Jun 20, 2016
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