A Maryland mother has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatally poisoning her 5-year-old son with cold medicine and setting a car on fire with his body inside to cover up the murder, PEOPLE confirms.
Enraged by an acrimonious divorce and custody battle with the father of her only child, Narges Shafeirad, 35, murdered the boy out of jealousy and revenge, prosecutors said in court papers obtained by PEOPLE.
Shafeirad was angry at her soon-to-be ex-husband, Hamid Dana, 53, and jealous of his relationship with his nanny, prosecutors said. Before killing their son, Daniel Dana, she allegedly told him, “I will make you cry. You will be sorry,” according to court records.
Shafeirad pleaded guilty in 2016 in exchange for the 50-year sentence, NBC reports.
According to the court records, she admitted she had grown depressed because of the divorce and custody fight — and because she lost her job and then