The Alexandria family killed on Monday was Egyptian and not Syrian, as Ahram Online previously reported.
The four deaths are suspected to be drug-related and the prime suspect was apprehended by security forces on Tuesday.
The suspect – first name Remon – is the son of Mona Nakhla, one of the four murdered Egyptians, who was stabbed to death along with her brother, Youssef Nakhla, his wife and their six-year-old son. Youssef’s wife was originally Syrian but had been given Egyptian citizenship.
Investigations suggest that Mona Nakhla fled her home after being assaulted by her son, Ramon, a suspected drug addict, and took refuge at the apartment of her brother, Youssef.
Remon had an argument with Youssef at the apartment two days before the murder and was turned away, Al-Ahram’s Arabic news website reported.
Earlier reports said that part of the apartment was set on fire and engulfed by the flames. Video footage from a local news website showed two bodies, one lying on a bed under a sheet and another on the floor of the living room.
The slain family members were all Christian, which has led many to suspect sectarian motives behind the killings.
Source : Ahram online