Last Updated on August 6, 2021 by MyGh.Online
A twisted hospital anaesthetist is to be sent to prison after he was found guilty of injecting his nurse partner with drugs during a series of bizarre exorcism ceremonies –leaving her close to death with multiple organ failure.
Hossam Metwally recorded himself administering fluids through a cannula to Kelly Wilson while chanting as part of a “dangerous perversion” of the Islamic Ruqya ritual, a court heard.
He originally denied nine offences, including three involving administering anaesthetic drugs which endangered the life of Kelly Wilson, three of supplying controlled drugs and medicines to her, possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply and fraud.
The jury was warned about the disturbing nature of the content before it was shown extracts from 200 clips the doctor recorded over four years, mainly at his home in Grimsby, north-east Lincolnshire.
Some of the recordings show Ms Wilson strapped to a bed, in others she is in a bath, and some show a white liquid being administered – on occasions using an electronic device.
In one clip from 2016, Metwally can be heard chanting and after he revives his partner with smelling salts, she asks “have you raped me?” and requests the police.
Metwally, who is originally from Egypt, told the jury he performed rituals on Ms Wilson to exorcise evil spirits, called Jinns, but said he only used holy oil and did not inject anaesthetics.
Following an eight-week trial, the jury on Thursday took just two hours to find the father-of-four guilty of endangering Ms Wilson’s life through the unlawful and deliberate intravenous administration of anaesthetics or sedative agents and drug possession offences.
Judge Jeremy Richardson QC told the jury he had “never been involved in a more bizarre case” in his 41-year legal career and said Metwally had been convicted on the “clearest possible” evidence.
The jury also heard how Metwally held a “vast stock of drugs” at his Laceby Road home, including ampoules of ketamine, propofol, fentanyl and Diazemuls.
An imam told the jury the Ruqya is a valid practice but would never involve drugs or sedation.
He said the case was “quite disturbing” and watching the video clips made him feel “really upset”.
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Metwally was found guilty of the intravenous administration of anaesthetic drugs to sedate Ms Wilson which endangered her life; the supply of various controlled drugs or medicines and the possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.
He also admitted a charge of fraud during his trial.
Judge Richardson remanded Metwally in custody until he is sentenced on September 20 and told him a prison term “of some substance” is inevitable.