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The jury in the trial of Sara Ege has found her guilty of the murder of her 7 year old son, Yaseen.
The court heard how the thirty two year-old beat Yaseen to death with a stick and then burned his body in an attempt to destroy the evidence.
Yaseen, was originally thought to have died in a tragic accident in the house fire.
Her husband, Yusef , who was standing trial, accused of causing or allowing the death of his son by failing to act has been found not guilty.
Sara Ege will return to court for sentencing in the new year.
The jury in the trial of a mother who's accused of murdering her son has retired from Cardiff Crown Court to consider its verdict.
Sara Ege, 31, denies beating her son Yaseen to death before setting fire to his body at the family home in Cardiff. Her husband Yusef Ali denies causing, or allowing, the death of a child.
Yesterday Sara Ege told the court that she'd been frightened into confessing to killing her son in police interviews played to the jury. She said she'd been regularly beaten by her husband who had also beaten Yaseen.
Cardiff Crown Court heard how Yaseen was originally thought to have died in a tragic accident in a house fire. But a post mortem examination revealed he had been beaten.
Sara Ege wept in court as she described the day her son died. She said that her husband Yousef was responsible for what happened.
The jury was asked to leave the court room as Ege cried uncontrollably into her hands. She denies murder and her husband, Yousef Ege, denies causing or allowing the death of a child.
Sara Ege, accused of killing her seven year old son Yaseen Ali Ege, has been giving evidence in her defence at Cardiff Crown Court.
Cardiff Crown Court has heard that a mother accused of murdering her son said it was her husband who used to beat him. Sara Ege said she also suffered abuse from Yousef Ali Ege. She described intervening to stop her husband beating her son but says she was injured herself.
Sara Ege explained how her family went to the Marriage Bureau and within a week she had met the Ege family. Five days later they were married. Peter Murphy QC asked her when was the first time she had met her husband. She replied 'after the marriage' and said they did not speak during the ceremony.
She said she had been told that he was a manager with a Masters degree but afterwards found out 'none of it was true'. She was asked if it was happy marriage - she replied 'I wasn't particularly happy.' She denies the charges against her.
Cardiff Crown Court has heard from the mother accused of murdering her seven year old son Yaseen and perverting the course of justice by setting fire to his body. Sara Ege said that she had enrolled onto a Masters course at University in June 2000 and was married in August 2000.
Her defence barrister Peter Murphy QC asked her whether it was she or her family who wanted her to get married; 'my family wanted me to get married, particularly my Mum.' she said.
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Sara Ege will serve a minimum of 17 years in prison for the murder of her seven-year-old son Yaseen. He suffered from 'prolonged cruelty.'
The jury at Cardiff Crown Court has heard from the parents of Sara Ege, who is accused of murdering her 7 year old son Yaseen.