A Cairo juvenile court sentences two teenagers to 15 years in prison over murder of student

Ahram Online , Saturday 28 Apr 2018

Mohamed Abdel-Aziz
File Photo: Slain Engineering Student Mohamed Abdel-Aziz (Photo Courtesy of Social Media)

A Cairo Criminal Juvenile Court sentenced two 18-year olds to 15 years in jail over the murder of an engineering student in March after luring him to buy a laptop through a popular online shopping website.

The defendants appealed Saturday's decision with the prosecution setting an appeal hearing on 14 May.

Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, 18, was found stabbed to death in Heliopolis in March, with his mother telling police that her son had arranged a meeting with someone through the online shopping website to buy a laptop.

According to the prosecution, the defendants said they stabbed Abdel-Aziz when he resisted their attempt to rob him, taking his mobile phone and EGP 25,000.

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