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Open and shut case in shocking crime in broad-daylight


Ismailia Court of Appeal began this Saturday to hear the first session of the trial of a person accused of deliberately beheading a citizen and attempting to murder two others in the middle of a crowded street in the northern city of Ismailia at the beginning of November.

On November 4, the Public Prosecutor Hamada al-Sawy ordered that the suspect, Abdel Rahman Nazmy, known as Dabur, be referred to a speedy trial over intentionally beheading a citizen in Ismailia in broad daylight and attempting to kill two others.

During his assault on the victim, the suspect disclosed to passers-by that there were previous conflicts between them, so that they would back down from stopping the crime.

The suspect then assaulted two passers-by, one of whom had a previous relationship with him, inflicting some injuries on them and them tried to escape, but the people chased him until they caught him and handed him over to the police.

The accused was found with Narcotics, and a bladed weapon when he was detained with the intention of disturbing public order.

The suspect has admitted openly that he committed the crime.

The representative of the Public Prosecution demanded the imposition of the maximum penalty for the suspect. The representative of the Public Prosecution gave an explanation of the crime, its scene and tools, stressing on the severity and the obvious intent to commit murder with no remorse.

No lawyer attended with the suspect during Saturday’s session and so the Judge demanded adjourning to study the case and to avoid any chance of appeal if full procedures were not met.

Video clips went viral on social media showing the incidents of that tragic crime, which showed the suspect stabbing the victim repeatedly and severing his head from his body.

The Public Prosecution established evidence for the suspect from the testimonies of the two injured victims and 10 other witnesses. The video clips of the murder and the suspect’s detailed admission of committing the crimes during the investigations of the Public Prosecution have made this an open and shut case.


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