Two get death for sectarian killing in Egypt


An Egyptian court sentenced two Christian men to death on Sunday for killing the husband of a relative who converted to Islam against the wishes of her family, court sources said. The brother and uncle of Mariam Atef Khilla were convicted of breaking into her Cairo home in 2008 and opening fire on her and her family, killing her husband and hitting her in the hand. The couple’s baby daughter was also wounded. The sources said the death sentence would be sent for review to the Grand Mufti. Khilla converted to Islam three years earlier to marry her husband in defiance of her family, security sources said at the time.