Egypt’s Attorney General Hamada Al-Sawi referred three defendants to the criminal court, in the case of a young woman’s death during an attempted robbery in the Maadi district of Cairo.
Two of the defendants face charges of deliberately killing Mariam Mohamed in an incident on 13 October, as she walked home from work. On the day of the incident, the two defendants had agreed to steal a bag from a woman in Maadi. The two have confessed to committing the crime.
“In implementation of their plan, they got into a car, and one of them drove it after smearing its metal plates with black grease,” the attorney general’s statement said.
The statement added that the perpetrators came close to the victim, Mariam Mohamed, when she was walking alone in the street, with one catching her bag in an attempt to steal it. As a result, Mohamed lost balance, and hit her head against a parked car.
The accused continued to hold Mohamed’s backpack until he managed to snatch it to escape. Meanwhile, Mohamed fell to the ground and was left fatally injured, as a result of the incident.
The two defendants admitted ownership of the car to the third defendant, who claimed that he was not aware of the incident, and denied the accusation against him, according to the prosecution statement.
The prosecution has charged the third defendant for their participation in the crime by agreeing to and assisting in its implementation. The third defendant is accused of providing the other defendants with his car.