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Yaseen Ali Ege murder trial: Mother Sara Ege faints in dock

Posted in islam UK, Murders, Wales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2012 by britishloyalist

A mother fainted in the dock when questioned about allegedly murdering her seven-year-old son and setting his body on fire to hide her crime.

Sara Ege, 32, of Pontcanna, Cardiff, who denies murder, passed out at Cardiff Crown Court when asked about beating her son Yaseen in July 2010.

She has previously told the jury her husband Yousuf, 38, killed their son.

She denies murder. Yousuf Ege denies causing his son’s death by failing to protect him. The case continues.

The court was cleared for half an hour while Mrs Ege was revived by doctors.

After recovering she said: “My husband is the killer. I did nothing wrong, I never hurt my son.

“Yousef was hitting me and Yaseen came in the middle and was saying: “Don’t hit mummy – don’t hit mummy.”

The court heard how Yaseen died of his injuries later the same day.

Police confession
Mrs Ege claimed that after Yaseen’s death, Yousef Ege left the house and his brother Nasser came to dispose of the body.

As her brother-in-law set light to her son’s body, she screamed and tried to stop him being burned, the court heard.

“Nasser then left and I dragged Yaseen from the fire and ran downstairs to call 999,” she said.

Mrs Ege claimed she was forced to confess to murder after a beating and threats from her brother-in-law.

The court heard Mrs Ege, originally from India, had an arranged marriage originally conceived and carried out over five days.

As a maths graduate she claims she expected a well educated and successful husband but found he was a postman and part-time taxi driver.

The court has previously heard that Yaseen was originally thought to have died in an accidental house fire.

However a post mortem examination showed he was dead before the fire started.

‘Fearful’
The jury has previously been told Mrs Ege was arrested by police and told them she had beat him to death and burned his body because the devil told her to do it.

But Mrs Ege told the court: “I was too scared of Yousef to tell the truth so I went along with his version of events.

“I was fearful for my life – they told me they would kill me if I didn’t do what they said, I didn’t have any choice.

“Yaseen was my little boy and I loved him to bits I would never have done anything to hurt him.”

Mrs Ege was cross examined by Peter Birkitt, representing her husband, who said: “You never meant to kill Yaseen, but when you found that you had you panicked.

“You didn’t know what to do and that’s why you burnt the evidence of what you had been doing.”

The case continues.

Mother who denies murdering son said “devil made her beat him with a stick”

Posted in islam UK, Murders, Wales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2012 by britishloyalist

A mother who denies murdering her seven-year-old son told police the devil was making her beat the little boy with a stick.

Sara Ege said in interviews after Yaseen Ali was found in a fire at the family home in Severn Road, Canton, Cardiff: “It’s the devil telling me to do all these bad things which I don’t want to do.

“I can’t say when I used to hit him…. I can’t remember when…. I must have lost control.”

Her words were told to a jury at Cardiff Crown Court today by prosecutor Ian Murphy QC

Mr Murphy said she reported hitting the child if he didn’t eat food she had prepared and spoke of one ‘brutal’ beating just before Easter 2010 after which he could not sit down and she kept him home from school for a few days because of it.

One of his fingers was left bent because he had tried to defend himself.

Jurors have heard that the 31-year-old mother later changed her account of what happened before firefighters raced to her house on July 12, 2010 to discover Yaseen dead.

She accused her husband Yousef Ali Ege of hitting the little boy and causing his fatal abdominal injuries.

Yousef Ege, 36, a taxi driver and postal worker denies a charge of failing to prevent his son’s death and his wife, a graduate in maths and statistics, has pleaded not guilty to murder and to trying to pervert the course of justice.

Today the court viewed part of video interview Yousef Ege had given to police following the fire, in which he says he had only just learned, from his solicitor, of injuries found on his son’s body.

He tells them: “I am just shocked, I thought it was just a fire and Yousef had passed away. I was told he inhaled smoke and just passed.

“I asked ‘did he suffer a bad death’ and the doctor said no, he inhaled it and passed away.

“He never showed any sign of pain. Daily I drive him to school. I just can’t understand.

“I have no words to describe how he suffered so much without showing any sign of pain with what he’s gone through.

I cannot understand what happened or why it happened.”.

Prosecutors claim he must have been aware of his child suffering injuries.

The trial continues.