Death sentence for killer of American in Mauritania
A Mauritanian court Tuesday handed down the death penalty to the main perpetrator of the murder of American educator Christopher Legget in the capital Nouakchott in June 2009.
Mohamed Abdallahi Ould H’Mednah was sentenced to death, while his co-accused Didi Ould Bezeid and Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Khouna received 12-year and three-year prison terms, respectively.
The defence denounced the sentences as “severe” and said they would appeal.
Leggett was killed in broad daylight with three bullets to the head on June 23, 2009, in the centre of Nouakchott while he was getting out of his car in front of the school of English and information technology that he had directed for several years.
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