A mother who beat her seven-year-old son “like a dog” when he failed to memorise passages of the Koran has been found guilty of his murder.
Sara Ege, 33, beat Yaseen Ege to death at their home in Pontcanna, Cardiff, in July 2010 and set fire to his body.
She was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice at Cardiff Crown Court. Sentence was adjourned.
The boy’s father, Yousuf Ege, 38, was acquitted of causing Yaseen’s death by failing to protect him.
It was initially thought Yaseen had died in the blaze at the family home but tests later revealed he had died hours earlier.
His mother had pleaded not guilty to his murder and claimed her husband was responsible for Yaseen’s death.
She said she feared her husband would kill her and target her family unless she confessed to the murder.