Woman jailed for beating son (7) to death over learning of Koran


A woman who beat her seven-year-old son to death for failing to learn parts of the Koran by heart and then burned his body to destroy the evidence has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years.

Sara Ege (33), collapsed as the sentence was delivered at Cardiff Crown Court and had to be helped, trembling and sobbing, from the dock.

She had been praised as a “brilliant mother” to Yaseen but was convicted of his murder by a jury last month.

Trial judge Mr Justice Wyn Williams accepted she had suffered prolonged bouts of depression due to a number of factors. He acknowledged that “in many respects she was a very good mother” but went on to highlight the crucial last three months of Yaseen’s life.

“The violence that you perpetrated on your son was not confined to one day,” the judge told Ege as he passed sentence . . . “Over three months, you beat him on a number of occasions, often with a wooden pestle. In my judgment Yaseen was subjected to prolonged cruelty.” – (PA)