Man sentenced to death for Brit teacher's murder in Doha

A Qatari man has been sentenced to death by a court in Doha for the murder of a British expat teacher. Lauren Patterson's remains were found after she was last seen leaving a local nightclub last October.

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Mother of teacher pays tribute to 'best friend' Lauren

Lauren was not only my eldest daughter but she was my closest friend and confidant. After her father died suddenly, she took on the role of helping and guiding her siblings and me, which shows how genuine Lauren was, always putting others before herself.

This has been proven by the hundreds of tributes I have received from around the world. Nothing will ever bring my daughter back. As a family we will never be able to replace the times we were looking forward to; Lauren getting married, having children, all of those things and more have been taken away from us by these two individuals.

– Alison Patterson

Murdered teacher's family unhappy with sentence

The mother of Lauren Patterson, the British primary school teacher murdered in Qatar, has issued a statement following the sentencing of two men this morning.

Although one of the accused has been sentenced to death for the killing, Alison Patterson said the three year sentence handed to his accomplice was too lenient.

With today’s guilty verdict, justice has been served on Badr Hashim Khamis Abdullah Al-Jabar for the murder of my daughter Lauren Patterson. However, I do not believe that adequate justice has been served on the second accused, Muhammad Abdullah Hassan Abdul Aziz.

Muhammad Abdullah Hassan Abdul Aziz was an accomplice to Lauren's murder and he was aware of what had happened. At no time did he choose to help my daughter or report the murder. In fact he did the contrary; he helped Badr Hashim Khamis Abdullah Al-Jabar dispose of Lauren's body in the most callous and barbaric way.

– Alison Patterson

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Lawyer of expat teacher's family seeks harsher penalty

The lawyer for the family of murdered British teacher Lauren Patterson is to appeal the sentence handed down to her murderer's accomplice, according to local media in Qatar.

Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah al-Jabr was convicted of the killing and sentenced to death.

His friend, Mohamed Abdallah Hassan Abdul Aziz, was jailed for three years for trying to conceal evidence of Patterson's murder.

The Pattersons' lawyer, Abu Skeikha, called the verdicts "partially satisfactory" and said he would seek a longer custodial sentence for Aziz.

Murder of British teacher 'heinous, foreign and shocking'

The murder of British teacher Lauren Patterson was 'heinous, foreign and shocking to a society as conservative as Qatar’s', according to the prosecutor in the case.

A Qatari man, Badr Hashem Khamis Abdallah, has been sentenced to death, with an accomplice jailed for three years in connection with the death, according to local media.

During the trial the defence team claimed that Patterson's death was an accident and that both men were forced into confessing to the crime.

Man 'sentenced to death' for teacher's murder in Doha

Friends of Lauren Patterson had shared this picture of her on Facebook in an attempt to find her last year Credit: Facebook

A Qatari man has been sentenced to death by a court in Doha for the murder of a British expat teacher, according to local media.

Lauren Patterson's remains were found after she was last seen leaving a local nightclub last October.

Another man has been jailed for three years in connection with her death.

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