2 men sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a young girl of 9 years

2 hommes condamnés à mort pour le viol et le meurtre d'une fillette de 9 ans

Two young men, one of whom is 18 years of age, appeared this week before the Tribunal of Oran, in Algeria, for the rape and murder of Zahaf Salsabil in August 2018.

Sent by his mother to do shopping, this young girl of 9 years old had been abducted near her home. His corpse will be discovered on the 19th of August in a plastic bag near a garage.

She was raped and brutally murdered.

The main accused has pleaded guilty but has denied the charges of rape on the little girl.

He tried to plead to manslaughter. He stated that he suffocated “accidentally” the child when he tried to close the mouth of the girl with his hand to prevent screaming.

It has also tried to absolve his accomplice in denying the know.

The two defendants were sentenced Monday in the death penalty.