Afghan family found guilty of murdering daughters, woman in Canadian ‘honor killing’ trial Father caught on tape railing against 3 daughters, first wife for ‘betraying’ family
BY PHILIP CAULFIELD / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Mohammad Shafia, right, Tooba Yahya, center, and their son Hamed Mohammed Shafia, left, are escorted into the Frontenac County courthouse in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Three members of an immigrant Afghan family were found guilty of first-degree murder on Sunday in what is thought to be Canada’s first “honor killing” trial.
Mohammad Shafia, 58, and his wife Tooba Mohammad Yahya were convicted, along with their 21-year-old son Hamed, of drowning their three daughters and Shafia’s first wife, according to The Associated Press.
They reportedly stashed the dead bodies in the family car, which they pushed into a canal near Kingston, Ontario to make the deaths look like an accident, jurors at the Ontario court ruled.
The bodies of sisters Zainab, 19, Sahar 17, and Geeti, 13, as well as Shafia’s first wife Rona Amir Mohammad, 52, were found in the submerged car on June 30, 2009.
Wiretaps played during the trial caught Shafia on tape calling his daughters “filthy” and “whores” for “betraying” his family by dating boys and wearing revealing clothing….. the entire article here