Egypt has sentenced Nayiera Ashraf’s killer, identified as Mohammed Adel by media reports, to death, Al Arabiya reported on Tuesday.
The high-profile murder sparked widespread outrage.
The mother of the Egyptian woman who was killed in front of her university in Mansourah told Al Arabiya that the killer held a “grudge” against her daughter and had been harassing her for two years.
The verdict, handed down in Mansoura north of Cairo after the case opened on Sunday, will now be referred to the grand mufti, Egypt’s top theological authority – a formality in death penalty cases, AFP reported.
The maximum penalty for murder is death in Egypt, which carried out the third highest number of executions in the world in 2021, according to Amnesty International.