California man who killed sons in insurance scheme jailed for 200+ years

Los Angeles (AFP) – A California man was sentenced to more than 200 years in prison on Thursday after drowning his two autistic sons by driving his car off a pier in order to collect on life insurance policies he had taken out on them. Ali Elmezayen, 45, drove the family’s Honda sedan — with his ex-wife and two sons inside — off a wharf in San Pedro, south of Los Angeles, on April 9, 2015. His sons, aged eight and 13, drowned but his ex-wife, Raba Diab, was saved by a fisherman who threw her a flotation device. Elmezayen escaped through an open driver’s side window and swam to a ladder on th…

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