24-year Hussain Alnahdi died of his injuries after a physical altercation with Cullen Osborn, 28
An American man in the state of Minnesota has been convicted of aggravated battery in the death of a Saudi student, but was acquitted of the more serious charge of murder, according to US media reports.
Cullen Osborn, 28, was involved in a physical altercation with 24-year Hussain Alnahdi, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, outside a pizza shop in the town of Menomonie, Wisconsin in October 2017. Alnahdi died a day later of his injuries.
According to the district attorney assigned to the case, Osborn was seeking a fight the night of the incident, and repeatedly called his girlfriend and threatened to fight someone unless she answered.
He later reportedly bragged about the altercation to a motel worker and demonstrated how he punched Alnahdi, which was recorded on the motel’s CCTV system.
Osborn faces a maximum of eight years in prison when he is sentenced on July 13.
Arab News reported that the defense argued that Osborn never threw a punch.
“I want a retrial,” the news outlet reported Osborn as saying after his conviction.