Mohamed Adel, killer of Mansoura University Student Nayera Ashraf, appealed Wednesday, before the Court of Cassation, the death sentence he was handed last month.
Mansoura Criminal Court sentenced Ashraf to death on July 6, as he had been convicted of premeditated murder in the crime he committed on June 20 in front of the campus of Mansoura University.
According to investigations, Adel deliberately killed Ashraf for rejecting to marry him. He confessed that he had set a plan to commit the crime, as he waited until the victim finished her final exam and left the university campus, and then, he attacked her, slit her neck on the street and left her soaked in blood.
The crime scene was captured on camera and went viral on social media, where floods of angry comments calling for justice took over different platforms ever since.
Mohamed Adel, killer of student Nayera Ashraf, pleaded guilty before Mansoura Criminal Court in June, saying “I was fully sane when I committed the crime.”
Nevertheless, his lawyer requested that he gets referred to the Forensic Medicine Authority, so it would carry out a mental check-up on his client.
In its statement, The Public Prosecution, confirmed its firm response to various forms of violent crime, especially those against women and youth.
The Public Prosecution had also warned against compromising the evidence and the circumstances of the facts in which investigations are conducted or contacting their parties, whether in Nayera’s murder case incident or in others.
The statement noted that the prosecution had listened to several testimonials from Nayera’s friends, workers at the university and from workers on the bus, which the murderer used to follow Nayera on her way to the university every day.
The prosecution further found several threatening messages from the murderer to the victim’s mobile phone saying that he is going to kill her.
The victim’s friends and colleagues in their testimonials affirmed that the murderer used to follow Nayera, harass her and proposed more than once but she declined his request; accordingly, he intended to follow and murder her.
Source: Egypt Today Magazine