Jordanian girl jailed for 'orange juice' murders

Teen gets 15 years, screams "I didn't do anything"


A teenage woman was jailed for 15 years in Jordan on Wednesday for murdering her parents and two brothers by poisoning their orange juice, a court official said.

Hana al-Shamali, 19, was sentenced to prison and hard labor for the February killings in the city of Irbid, north of the Jordanian capital Amman, the official said on condition of anonymity.

As the sentence was passed, she shouted out, "I swear to you, I didn't do anything," the official added.

"The youth, a university student, added poison to orange juice which she served to the family, who had accused her of stealing 30 dinars (42 dollars) from her father."

Police have only said that "family problems" were probably behind the crime.