A young Iranian man has been sentenced to death for poisoning his father and another man with cyanide at a wedding ceremony, the Entekhab paper reported Tuesday.
Ali-Akbar Majidzadeh, was found guilty of having served his father a drink laced with cyanide while celebrating a wedding in a Tehran restaurant.
According to the paper, Majidzadeh's father sipped the drink and collapsed to the floor in agony.
In an attempt to assure the wedding guests that there was nothing wrong with the drinks served by the restaurant, the owner took a sip from the same glass, and also died.
Following the autopsy report, which revealed that cyanide had been the cause of death, Tehran's police used the videotape which had been used to record the wedding to identify the killer.
During interrogation, Majidzadeh confessed to the killings saying he had grown tired of ongoing disputes with his father, but added: "I had no intention of killing the restaurant owner."
He was given a double death sentence and 80 lashes.
According to the paper, Majidzadeh had killed his 16-month old son three years ago, but was pardoned by the judiciary - TEHRAN (AFP)
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