An Egyptian court in Ismailia on Monday sentenced a man to three years in prison, after being handed the death penalty in a related case in January.
The Ismailia Criminal Court on January 5 sentenced to death the defendant Abdel Rahman Nazmy for beheading a citizen and attempting to murder two others in the middle of a crowded street in Ismailia at the beginning of November.
The court found on Monday that Nazmy also known as “Dabbour” used narcotics before committing the “Ismailia massacre”.
On November 4, the Public Prosecutor Hamada al-Sawy ordered that the defendant, Nazmy be referred to a speedy trial over 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 personal 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.In effect inflicting some injuries on them.
He then tried to escape, but was caught by an angry mob who handed him over to the police.
The accused was found carrying narcotics and a bladed weapon and admitted openly that he committed the crime.
Video footage of the gruesome incident went viral on social media, showing the defendant stabbing the victim repeatedly and severing his head from his body.
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.