Dr. Yazeed Essa
Trial and Sentence
On January 25, 2010, nearly five years after the murder, Yazeed Essa met his fate.
With each passing day, the trial became more and more sordid, as the details about his affairs, and his open resentment of his wife spilled outdetails related by his brother and some of his mistresses.
There was an attempt to portray the cyanide in the calcium bottle as the result of a tampered or defective bottle.
Neither ploy seemed to gain much traction with the jury.
On March 5, 2010, Yazeed Essa finally had to face the jury. The event that he had spent nearly five years avoiding had come to pass. He was found guilty of murdering his wife.
He received a maximum life sentence and received the news stone-faced.
Despite the defense's efforts, the jury didn't buy their scenarios of tampered bottles or murderous mistresses.
The jury's logic for convicting Essa was simple. An innocent man doesn't flee.