Artist's drawing of Sara Ege
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Sara Ege guilty of murdering son Yaseen

A mother who beat her seven-year-old son "like a dog" when he failed to memorise passages of the Koran has been found guilty of his murder.

Sara Ege, 33, beat Yaseen Ege to death at their home in Pontcanna, Cardiff, in July 2010 and set fire to his body.

She was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice at Cardiff Crown Court. Sentence was adjourned.

The boy's father, Yousuf Ege, 38, was acquitted of causing Yaseen's death by failing to protect him.

BBC Wales reporter Steven Fairclough was in court for the verdicts and told Kayley Thomas about the background to the case.

  • 05 Dec 2012