Death sentence for man who raped, murdered 11-year-old Morocco boy – IOL
Rabat, Morocco – A Moroccan court sentenced a 24-year-old to death Wednesday for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old boy, in a case that has sparked calls for renewed executions.
Th North African country had 74 prisoners on death row at the end of last year but has not carried out an execution since 1993.
The case of the young boy, identified only as Adnan, has triggered renewed debate since his body was found dumped in September, five days after his disappearance from the working class district of Tangier where he lived.
The accused was arrested after he sent a ransom demand to the child’s parents in an ill-conceived bid to put police off his trail by persuading them money was the motive.
He was accused of keeping his victim captive in his rented apartment, raping him and then killing him before burying the body nearby.