Unbelievable decision – Judge asked for the execution of a student killer to be televised live

A judge has requested that the execution of a student killer be televised live

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A court in Egypt has ordered the execution of a killer who stabbed a student after she rejected his marriage proposal to be broadcast live on television.

21-year-old Mohamed Adel was found guilty of the murder at Mansoura University of his fellow student Naira Ashraf, with the court sentencing him to death on 6 July.

In a letter to Egypt's parliament, the court said: "Television of even part of the proceedings could achieve the goal of deterrence, which was not achieved by broadcasting the announcement of the sentence itself."

Shocking images of the attack on the student outside the university near the Nile Delta on June 20 have come to light. Ashraf died at the scene of the attack, while enraged bystanders stopped the killer as he stood over her with the knife.

He stabbed her several times in the neck and chest, according to local media.

The attacker was watching the student and decided to kill her when she rejected his marriage proposal.

As reported by the Daily Mail, the attacker's lawyers have about 60 days to seek to overturn the death sentence, but the court is asking within that time to change the law so that Adele can be hanged live on television.

The last televised execution in Egypt was in 1998, when three men were hanged for murdering a woman and her two children in their home in Cairo.