The Moroccan judiciary refused to release Miss Morocco Nouhaila Lmelki who has been jailed while she waits trial on charges of killing of two homeless children by running them over in Marrakech earlier in September.
The Court of First Instance in Marrakech decided to postpone Lmelki’s trial until next Tuesday. Lmelki, dubbed Morroco’s Barbie, faces charges of “unintentional murder, excessive speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.”
The penalty for unintentional murder in a car accident caused by the driver due to his inattention or negligence ranges between time in prison from three months to five years and a fine between 7,500 and 30,000 Moroccan dirham.
The penalty increases if the driver was “drunk or under the influence of alcohol and if he/she exceeds the allowed speed limit by 50 km/h or more.”