State prosecutor appeals Yaacoub killer's acquittal

Despite presiding Judge Dany Chebli opposing the acquittal, he was overruled by the court's tow advisers who voted to dismiss the charges.
by Annahar Staff

1 November 2018 | 16:37

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The picture shows the mother of Roula Yaccoub with a picture of her daughter. (Source Annahar)

BEIRUT: The case surrounding the tragic murder of Roula Yaacoub came to the forefront Thursday after State Prosecutor Samir Hammoud appealed a Criminal Court's decision to acquit her husband of the murder "based on a lack of evidence."

Despite presiding Judge Dany Chebli opposing the acquittal, he was overruled by the court's tow advisers who voted to dismiss the charges. 

In 2013, Yaacoub suffered a severe beating allegedly at the hands of her husband Karam Al-Bazzi, before being transported to a hospital where she died. 

After the harsh incident, Al Bazzi was briefly arrested and then released before charges were brought against him again but has not been detained. 


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