Local media reported that an Egyptian woman and her lover were sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty of killing her three children and attempting to murder her husband.
After receiving permission from the Grand Mufti, the Nagaa Hammadi Criminal Court issued the final verdict yesterday (Saturday).
In July 2021, the Qena Security Directorate received a report that Raafat Galal, 35, had been poisoned and his children, Amira, eight, Amir, seven, and Adam, nine, had died of food poisoning.
A suspected criminal act led to the deaths of the three children and poisoning of their father after they drank canned juice.
An investigation by the police found that the mother of the children and her lover, a driver, 28, were behind the incident.
There was also a 3-year relationship between the mother and the driver, and they decided to get rid of the husband and children so that they could be free.
She took advantage of her parents' visit to a pediatric clinic to have one of the children checked out on the day of the incident.
After her lover heard about the date, he bought four cans of juice and mixed them with a toxic substance, which he then gave to her children and husband after they returned.
The children and the husband suffered from food poisoning. The three children died, while the husband lost consciousness and was transferred to the intensive care unit at a nearby hospital.
The defendants were arrested and investigated. After proven guilty, they were referred to the criminal court, which sentenced them to death after obtaining the permission of the Grand Mufti.