Skyscrapers tower along the Corniche in the Qatari capital Doha, on September 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / AL-WATAN DOHA / KARIM JAAFAR
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A Doha court on Thursday sentenced a Qatari national to death for the murder last year of 24-year-old British teacher Lauren Patterson, a judicial source said.Patterson, who taught at a primary school in Doha, was last seen leaving the night club of a luxury hotel with two men, British media had reported.The slain teacher's mother, Alison Patterson, expressed satisfaction at the death sentence passed on Abdullah Hashim, saying in a statement issued in London that "justice has been served". However she criticised as "inadequate" the three-year jail term handed down to Hasan Abdulaziz.
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