South East Wales

Sara Ege denies murdering seven-year-old son in Cardiff

Yassen Ali
Image caption Yassen Ali died in July last year

A mother has denied murdering her seven-year-old son at the family home in Cardiff.

Sara Ege, 31, is accused of killing Yaseen Ali before a fire gutted the house in Canton, Cardiff, in July last year.

His father Yousuf Ali Ege, 36, denies causing or allowing his death by failing to protect him.

Mrs Ege and Mr Ali Ege are due to return to Cardiff Crown Court to stand trial on 21 November.

A previous court hearing was told a post-mortem examination revealed Yaseen was already dead when the fire started.

Police initially thought Yaseen died in the fire.

Mrs Ege denies murder and perverting the course of justice by destroying her son's body by fire.

Mrs Ege was bailed to a secure hospital and Mr Ali Ege was given conditional bail.

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