An Egyptian tycoon and an ex-cop hitman have been sentenced to death for the murder last year of the businessman's former lover, Lebanese pop diva Suzanne Tamim. Mustafa, a stalwart of Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party, was found guilty on Thursday of paying the hitman two million dollars to cut the throat of 30-year-old Tamim at her luxury flat in Dubai last July.
Egyptian construction magnate Hesham Talaat Moustafa leaves the court after hearing his sentence in Cairo May 21, 2009. Moustafa was sentenced to death on Thursday for the murder of Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim in Dubai, court sources says.
The son and daughter of Hesham Talaat Moustafa walk across a street after Moustafa's trial in Cairo May 21, 2009.
Ex- Egyptian policeman Mohsen al-Sukkari during his trial at a court in Cairo in 2008 for the murder Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim. A Cairo court sentenced al-Sukkari and an Egyptian tycoon to death for the murder in Dubai last year.
Retired Egyptian policeman Mohsen al-Sukkari sits in the dock at a Cairo court. The court on Thursday sentenced Egyptian tycoon Hisham Talaat Mustafa and al-Sukkari to death for the murder in Dubai last year of the businessman's former lover, Lebanese pop diva Suzanne Tamim.