Iraqi convicted over Arizona honor killing

LOS ANGELES- An Iraqi immigrant was convicted of murder in Arizona on Tuesday for running over his daughter, in what the prosecution called an honor killing.
Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 50, was found guilty of second degree murder after killing his daughter, Noor Almaleki, 20, in a parking lot with a Jeep Grand Cherokee in October 2009.

A Maricopa County Superior Court jury also found him guilty of aggravated assault for leaving her boyfriend's mother injured, and two counts of leaving the scene of a crime, court spokesman Vincent Funari said.
Prosecutors said at the time that Almaleki admitted he had made an attempted "honor killing" because his daughter shamed him and his family.
The Iraqi national fled the United States after the attack, driving to Mexico before flying to London. British authorities detained him and extradited him back to the United States.
Relatives said Almaleki, who immigrated with his family to Illinois in the mid-1990s, became enraged when his daughter married a man in Iraq but returned to Arizona to live with her boyfriend and his mother.

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

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