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Egypt court sentences 5 Morsi supporters to death for killing judge's son

The five defendants were found guilty of killing a judge's son in 2014

Ahram Online , Sunday 17 Jul 2016
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A Mansoura criminal court on Sunday sentenced five supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death for killing a judge's son in 2014.

The court sentenced to death three defendants who were present in the court while the other two were tried in absentia.

The prosecution accused the defendants of murder and joining an illegal group.

The victim, the 26-year-old son of judge Mahmoud El-Sayed El-Merly, was shot dead in the garage of his house while he was on his way to work in August 2014 in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura. 

Mahmoud El-Sayed is a senior judge in the Cairo appeals court who oversaw a number of high profile cases in the past five years including, the Mubarak regime corruption cases. 

 

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