2 investigative judges called Monday for death penalties to be given to 3
people charged in separate murder cases, the National News Agency reported.
Sidon’s Investigative Magistrate called Monday for the death penalty to be
handed down to a man charged with the February murder of a money changer in the
southern coastal city.
Sidon’s Examining Magistrate Mounif Barakat also called for capital punishment
for Syrian national Nasser Fares, 22, for the Feb. 28 robbery and murder of
Fares allegedly stabbed Natout to death and robbed $5,000 from his store. He
confessed to the crime shortly after his arrest on the day of the killing.
Separately, Beirut Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghida called for the death
penalty to be given to 2 Syrian brothers, George and Michel Tanielian, who were
arrested in November for at least 6 brutal murders.
An arrest warrant was issued for the brothers and they were referred to the
Military Tribunal for trial on charges of murdering Corporal Ziad Dib by
shooting him with an unlicensed weapon.
The murder took place on Nov. 11 last year in the area of Jisr al-Wati on the
road adjacent to Beirut River.
Dib was allegedly their 11th victim in a 15-month-killing spree that began when
they killed a taxi driver and stole his car, which they later used to kill
Following his arrest, Michel Tanielian told interrogators that he had been
responsible for killing 10 people and had attempted to kill 2 others.
(source: The Daily Star)