Mother convicted of beating her child to death after failing to study the Koran

Sara Ege and Yaseen 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

(Scroll down for video) A mother beat her little boy to death after he failed to study the Koran, according to court proceedings.

The British mother who beat her 7-year-old son to death after not memorizing passages of the Koran, was found guilty of murder.

Sara Ege, 33, was convicted of beating her son Yaseen to death with a stick in her home in Wales, and then burning his body to hide the evidence. Police originally thought Yaseen died in a house fire.

Ege initially claimed her husband, Yousef, was responsible for the death and only confessed to the crime for fear that he would kill her, too. Yousef was acquitted of causing the death of his son for failure to protect.

Ege allegedly confessed to police that she beat her son because he had not studied the Koran. "I was getting all these bad things in my head, like I cannot concentrate," Ege reportedly told authorities. "I was getting very wild and I hit Yaseen with a stick on the back like a dog."

Ege reportedly recalled beating Yaseen, then dragging him into the kitchen while reciting extracts from the Koran. She said she saw a "greenish yellow liquid" running from his nose ten minutes after the fatal beating.

She did not seek medical attention for Yaseen, who suffered severe abdominal injuries.

Ege was convicted of murder and perverting the course of justice. She faces life in prison.