A Bahraini man allegedly stabbed his father to death because he was confronted about sniffing cleaning products, it has emerged.
The 31-year-old has been charged with murder and using drugs, and will appear at the High Criminal Court on Feb. 26.
During questioning at the Public Prosecution, he admitted to stabbing his father, aged 59, in the chest and back with a knife.
The victim died of his stab wounds after he was taken to the King Hamad University Hospital at 3 a.m. on Oct. 21.
Sources said the defendant armed himself with two small knives after he got into a heated argument with his father about his inhalant abuse.
“The defendant’s brother then stepped in to protect their father but the defendant stabbed him once in the chest and another time in the back as the victim attempted to flee.
“The defendant admitted to stabbing his father but later claimed he meant to stab his brother instead.
“This is not true because he stabbed his father twice, which shows his intentions to kill him.
“The defendant was high on cleaning products when he carried out the murder, while traces of diazepam was found in his blood.”
He may face the death penalty.
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