An Iranian sentenced to death for murdering a mother and her son was hanged in public in northeastern Tehran on Wednesday, reported the official Iranian news agency, IRNA, citing a local press report.
The daily Qods said the man, identified only as Rahi, was hanged in Sohanak area early Wednesday after having been found guilty of murdering Faridatossadat Amir-Hosseini, 48, and her 24-year-old son, Mehdi Golestani, in January.
"Rahi and his brother Mehdi last January shot dead the woman and her son and injured her husband and another son," the paper reported.
Both were originally sentenced to death.
However, on appeal, the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against Rahi but issued an order suspending the sentence against Mehdi pending further investigation – Albawaba.com