#1 Honor Killing Dad Doesn't Get The Death Penalty02-19-2010, 03:36 PM
A Glendale man accused of killing his daughter in an "honor killing" will not face the death penalty.
After sparring with the suspect's defense attorney over its death-penalty-review process, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office has said it will not seek death for Faleh Almaleki, 49.
The Iraqi immigrant is accused of killing his daughter, 20-year-old Noor Almaleki, for being "too Westernized."
Police say he used his Jeep Cherokee to run down his daughter and another woman in a Peoria parking lot Oct. 20. Noor later died of her injuries.
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.
The decision not to seek the death penalty comes after Almaleki's attorney, Billy Little, a public defender, asked a judge to take special precautions to ensure the County Attorney's Office wouldn't wrongly seek the death penalty because Almaleki is a Muslim.
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It looks like this guy's RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE is shielding him from capital consequences! Hasn't the County Attorney's office ever heard of equal application of the law? If this had been a white Christian male who maliciously killed his daughter the death penalty would have been on the table.
Last edited by bijou; 02-20-2010 at 11:33 AM. Reason: to comply with B/N format
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