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'Life' for mother who killed son

A mother who beat her son before setting his body on fire will serve a minimum of 17 years in prison, after being jailed for life. 33-year-old Sara Ege killed Yaseen Ali Ege, 7, at the family home in Pontcanna, Cardiff in July 2010.

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Sara Ege says she was frightened into confessing

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.

None of what I said was true. I lied to the police because I was threatened by Yousef. They said if I didn't take the blame they would kill me and my family.

– Sara Ege giving evidence in court

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