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Judiciary delays ruling in murder cases of Manal Assi and Ella Tannus child

2-12-2016

Beirut Investigative Judge, George Rizk, postponed, the accusatory decision in the case of child Ella Tannus, who lost her four limbs in March 2015 because of  a medical error, to 11 January 2017, and this  at the request of the hospitals that asked to meet again the  members of the medical committee, with whom they have met several times. It is to be noted that the decree was expected to be released last Wednesday, to conclude the investigation in Ella’s case against the hospitals "Al Ma3unat”, Hotel Dieu "and American University Medical Centre "and the doctors, for misdemeanors, crimes and limbs amputation, and to transmit the file to the public prosecutor, before the trial began. In another vain the Criminal Court of Cassation, headed by Judge Suheir Harakeh, has yesterday postponed the hearing session in follow up of the killer husband of Manal Assi, Mohammad Nuheili, until January 19, 2017 for incomplete court. The said court has on August 22 revoked the mitigating sentence from the death penalty to 5 years in prison against Nuheili supported by Article 252 of the Penal Code which allows the perpetrator to benefit from a reduced sentence if the crime was committed in a state of rage. (Al Mustaqbal, As Safir,  Al-Akhbar December 2, 2017)
 
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