Security sent two days ago Mahmoud Sweilam, a driver who works for Arab Contractors, to the Qata prison under tight security measures. Last week, the driver had opened fire on his colleagues, killing six and injuring several others.
Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud is expected to refer Sweilam to the Criminal Court today after the Public Prosecution received reports from the Forensic Authorities, the Criminal Laboratory and the Antiquities Committee, all of which have proven Sweilam guilty.
Diaa el-Garhi, Sweilam’s lawyer, said he requested that the suspect be examined by mental health medics, adding that his defendant suffers from psychological problems which may have pushed him to commit the crime.
According to new information that Al-Masry Al-Youm has obtained, the suspect had planned for his crime and identified his victims beforehand.
The suspect was born in Bani Zaid village in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Assiut. He did not complete his primary education. He learned to drive while completing his military service. In 1980, he applied for a job with Arab Contractors.
He was hired by the company and received a good salary. He married his cousin and they had seven children. He has a clean criminal record. He was penalized only three times during 30 years of service at the company.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.