Found guilty, she was beaten and humiliated before being dragged to a place of execution where she was brutally hacked to death. Now she tried to control him as she had Alexander but he was to prove utterly incapable of ruling so she took advantage of his incapacity to try and win the throne for her grandson; but she was playing a dangerous game of bluff and counter-bluff as Alexander's old comrades squabbled over his legacy. Suspicion has since arose that Olympias and Alexander were involved in the assassination however this has not been proven. He had not proved immortal after all but in his short life he had conquered far and wide from Egypt to Persia, from Afghanistan to India and beyond. Instead he handed her over to the relatives of those she'd had killed. A few weeks after the birth of his child Philip was assassinated with the likelihood that Olympias had been behind the plot. She may have secured him the throne but he now displayed his gratitude by shunning her. Pausanias expected some retribution from Philip but when he received none he began to plot the death of Philip—eventually stabbing him during a public procession. But then believing herself the direct descendant of Achilles she could have no peer. With no prospect of flight or rescue, Olympias had little choice but to throw herself upon the mercy of her son's former ally and close friend. His divine ancestors however, did not make him divine, but his rule of Egypt did. The opposition had been easily overcome but Alexander's homosexuality would prove more problematic. If Philip could not get what he wanted from his Queen then would go to another, a commoner, and humiliate her in the process. The new king invited the former queen to return to Macedonia and join him in a political alliance. Cleopatra pursued a Greek outlaw with a large army— however she eventually asked him to leave for fear of causing a civil war. However these vicious actions made her unpopular among the Macedonians.