|01-23-2011, 11:30 PM||#1|
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Opening Statements to Begin Monday in Arizona 'Honor Killing'
Seems to be happening more and more . Was shocked a few days ago when I was looking up some numbers on this stuff at how many reported cases there is over the last 5 or so years.
PHOENIX – Opening arguments are set to begin in Phoenix on Monday in the trial of an Iraqi immigrant accused of killing his daughter because he allegedly believed she was too Westernized.
Faleh Hassan Almaleki is accused of what prosecutors say was an October 2009 "honor killing" over his daughter's behavior. He will go to trial after failing to reach a plea deal with prosecutors.
Police say Almaleki, 50, crashed his Jeep Laredo into his 20-year-old daughter, Noor Almaleki, and her boyfriend's mother, as the two walked in a parking lot of a state Department of Economic Security office in Peoria, a Phoenix suburb.
The mother lived, but Noor was in a coma for two weeks before she died from her injuries.
Almaleki faces life in prison if a 12-member jury finds him guilty. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/23...#ixzz1BvosqfEw