Friday, February 19, 2010

SHARIA in the USA? Dad won't face death penalty in "honor killing" of daughter (Phoenix, Arizona)

We've posted on FALEH ALMALEKI before, the dad who is "accused" of running down and killing his daughter in a parking lot because she had become "too westernized." But prosecutors have taken the death penalty off the table already. Why? Is it the usual Maricopa County easygoing tolerance for domestic violence, now extended into honor killings?

Dad accused of killing daughter won't face death

The Associated Press
Published: Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 8:18 am

PHOENIX -- Prosecutors in Arizona say a father accused of running down and killing his daughter in what has been described as an "honor killing" will not face the death penalty.

Maricopa County prosecutors announced the decision Thursday in the case against 48-year-old Faleh Almaleki.

The Iraqi immigrant is accused of killing his daughter by using his Jeep Cherokee to run her down along with another woman in a Peoria parking lot Oct. 20 because she had become too Westernized.

Noor Almaleki later died of her injuries.

Faleh Almaleki is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and two counts of leaving the scene of a serious accident.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.