Dubai court retains verdict to deport Filipino nurse for killing his friend

The Filipino nurse in Dubai who accidentally pushed a friend to his death will be deported after the Dubai Appeals Court rejected his appeal to lower his sentence.

As earlier reported, the Filipino got a heated argument with his compatriot that led into an altercation at a parking lot in Al Satwa area around 1:00 AM on August 10, 2018.

The crime took place when they were walking back to their accommodation after having sex with a Pakistani stranger.

Their fight started when the victim insisted not to go home. The spat ended up violently. The Filipino nurse tackled his friend a bit too hard causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement.

They were both under the influence of alcohol, according to authorities.

The victim succumbed to severe hemorrhage. After the incident, their case was brought to the Dubai Criminal Court and the accused was charge of manslaughter and sentenced him to three years in jail to be followed by immediate deportation post-trial.

He also filed an appeal to the Dubai Appeals Court for a more lenient punishment, but he failed to convince the court.

Staff Report

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