A prominent Egyptian businessman has been sentenced to death for paying a security guard to murder Lebanese singing sensation Suzanne Tamin according to a report by Arabian Business..
Construction magnate Hesham Talaat Moustafa and security guard Muhsen el-Sukkari have both been sentenced to death and the men's files were referred to Egyptian religious authorities for review, as normal in capital cases in Egypt.
The indictment had accused Sukkari of killing Tamim after tricking her into opening the door of her Dubai apartment by posing as a representative of the building owners. He then attacked her with a knife.
It accused Moustafa of participating in the crime through "incitement, agreement and assistance" in the killing.
The evidence included tape recordings of telephone calls between Moustafa and Sukkari, security video footage from the Dubai apartment and DNA from the bloodied clothes that Sukkari was accused of leaving close to the scene of the crime.
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