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Polygamist found guilty of 'honour' killings

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  • Chris & Christine
    Polygamist found guilty of honour killings 8:41 AM Monday Jan 30, 2012  Mohammad Shafia, right, Tooba Yahya, center, and their son Hamed Mohammed Shafia,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 29, 2012

      Polygamist found guilty of 'honour' killings


      8:41 AM Monday Jan 30, 2012





      Mohammad Shafia, right, Tooba Yahya, center, and their son Hamed Mohammed Shafia, left, were found guilty of killing Mohammad's three teenage daughters and other wife. Photo / AP

      A jury has found three members of an Afghan family from Montreal guilty of killing four female relatives in a so-called "honour" killing.

      The jury on Sunday found Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Yahya, and their son Hamid guilty of killing Shafia's three teenage daughters and his other wife in a polygamous relationship.

      Their bodies were found in June 2009 in a car submerged in a canal in Kingston, Ontario, where the family had stopped for the night on their way home from Niagara Falls.

      Prosecutors said the daughteres were killed because they dishonored the family by defying rules on dress, dating, socializing and going online.

      The defence said the car accidentally plunged into the canal after one of the daughters went on a joy ride.

      - AP


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