An English woman, Sara Ege, 33, was sentenced to seventeen years in jail in England for beating to death her son and then burning his body to hide her crime. Ege committed the heinous crime after seven-year-old Yaseen failed to memorize the Koran by heart. The defense nevertheless described her as a “brilliant mother.”
In England, sentences are generally lower, including the true meaning of a life sentence.
Ege would beat the boy with a stick for not learning the word of God fast enough. He suffered serious injuries and died in July 2010 from three months of such moral teachings. His mother then burned his body with her family home to hide her crime. It didn’t work.
Nevertheless, the judge accepted the defense insistence that the India-born Ege was “a devoted and loving mother.” She also accepted that she was herself a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband Yousef Ege, 38. Ege ultimately accused her husband of being the real killer. However, the court found the father was not guilty even of the lesser offense of failing to stop the beatings.
Even with the character evidence supporting Ege, it is hard to see how this sentence is sufficient for beating a child to death over a long period of time and then burning a house to destroy evidence. What do you think?