Woman Accused Of Eating Her 5-Year-Old Son

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In a shocking incident, a mother has been accused of killing her own son and eating parts of his body. As reported by The Mirror, the woman, identified only as Hanaa, was arrested after the remains of her five-year-old son Youssef were found by his uncle stuffed in a bucket at the family home in Abu Shalabi, Egypt.

Allegedly Hacked to Death with a Machete

According to local media reports, police have seized the mum who allegedly hacked her five-year-old son to death with a machete before cooking and eating part of his head. Officers were shocked when the suspect confessed that she had eaten part of her son’s head because she “wanted him to stay with her forever.”

Butchering His Body in the Bathroom

The 29-year-old reportedly killed the terrified boy with four blows to the head before butchering his body in the bathroom. Then, she allegedly cooked his head and other parts of his flesh in boiling water on the stove before eating them.

Suffers from Mental Illness?

After her arrest, she claimed to the police that she “suffers from a mental illness” and had not intended to kill her son. She and the victim had been living alone after her separation from her husband, who insists that she knew exactly what she was doing.

Ex-Husband Speaks Out

The ex-husband, known only as H.A., told local media: “When I arrived, the police prevented me from seeing my son because of the horrific scene.” He explained: “We separated from each other four years ago because she had land from her father and asked me to leave the house and my family and go with her to live on the land. But I refused, and the relationship ended entirely by her will, and I tried to reconcile with her after the divorce, but she refused and stuck to her opinion.”

Mental Health Assessment

According to her lawyer, Samir Mohamed Saleh, the suspect was stone-faced when she told her questioners: “I wanted to free him and myself. I wanted to take revenge against his father and be free. His father keeps coming and trying to take him away all the time.” The Public Prosecution Office said in a statement that the suspect had been detained and that she may be of sound mind. However, this will be determined in a mental health assessment.

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