The state has been granted the opportunity to use DNA evidence in order to determine the guilt of the third juvenile charged with the murder of 76 year old Ali ‘Ayyubey’ Hassan, reports Haveeru.
Ayyubey was murdered on January 8, suffering multiple stab wounds in an uninhabited house on Kudahuvadhoo island.
It was reported at the time that the victim had been accused of using sorcery on a 37 year-old woman, whose body had been found floating in Kudahuvadhoo lagoon later the month before.
Six people were charged, three of them underage. Of these, two have pleaded guilty whilst the third denies involvement.
An official of the juvenile court has requested one month for the DNA evidence to be testedabroad, reports Haveeru.
Members of Ayyubey’s family have requested the death penalty for those found guilty of the murder.