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.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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