Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for stabbing

Criminal Court. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Afrah)

Criminal Court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison, after he confessed to stabbing someone in the neck.

Zulmahasin Mohamed (M. Everfree, Male’) was charged with assault using a sharp-edged weapon in a manner that could result in grievous bodily harm after he stabbed Ahmed Shamaal (M. Asal, Male’) in the neck with a five-inch knife in a street in Male’ at approximately 08:30 pm on September 23, 2020.

The State presented a medical legal report detailing the injury sustained by Shamaal in the assault as evidence.

Assault using a sharp-edged instrument or weapon in a manner that could result in grievous bodily harm in punishable by 10 to 15 years in prison.

Zulmahasin plead guilty to the charge during pre-trial hearings.

He plead guilty under a plea deal between him and the Prosecutor General’s Office, negotiating to reduce his sentence to 10 years in prison –the minimum punishment for the charge – in exchange for his confession.

Criminal Court Judge Hassan Saeed accepted the plea deal based on Zulmahasin’s statement he signed the plea deal while of sound mind and free will, free from any coercion, and on January 25, sentenced Zulmahasin to 10 years in prison.