21 March 2019 :
A criminal court in Dakahlia's Mansoura ordered on 18 March 2019 referring Mahmoud Nazmi, over filicide, to Egypt's Grand Mufti, and said it would issue its verdict on April 17.
Nazmi has been accused of killing his two children; Rayan, 5, and Mohamed, 3, in August last year. However, this is the first time he admits killing them before the court.
"I who killed my children … yes sir (the judge) I did it," Nazmi said.
His lawyer, Abdel Sattar Gad, said that his client committed the crime while under the influence of drugs. He added that Nazmi underwent a drug test after he was arrested, and it was found that he abuses hashish and tramadol.
Once he was arrested in August, Nazmi admitted killing his two children, adding that he wanted to "relieve them" from suffering.