Man faces death for 'insecticide' murder

A Kuwaiti appeal court sentenced an Arab expatriate to death after he was convicted of murdering his friend with insecticide, a newspaper in the Gulf emirate reported on Saturday.

The unnamed man invited his Arab friend for tea at his apartment in Kuwait City after telling him about his financial problems, the Arabic language daily Alanba said.

“The man had already asked his friend to help him out of his financial problems… while at the flat, he saw that his friend has much money, so he decided to takeit,” the paper said.

“When his friend asked for a cup of water, he put insecticide in the cup and handed it to him…his friend drank it and died at the flat.”

The paper said the court found the defendant guilty in a premeditated murder with the aim of stealing money.

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