From Fox News:
The trial for a Texas man who allegedly murdered his two daughters in “honor killings” in 2008, then spent the next 12 years as a fugitive on the FBI’s most wanted list, started on Tuesday.
Yaser Abdel Said, 65, is on trial for capital murder and would automatically be sentenced to life in prison if convicted because prosecutors aren’t seeking the death penalty.
Said, an Egyptian immigrant, is accused of killing his daughters Amina, 18 and Sarah, 17, because they were “too American.” His wife, Patricia Owens, previously told Fox News that Said had become enraged that his daughters had boyfriends who weren’t Muslim. He said he didn’t want to raise “whores as daughters,” Owens said. She divorced him after her daughters’ killings.
Said allegedly took the girls out on New Year’s Day under the guise of going to a local restaurant in Lewisville, Texas, but instead drove to Irving, Texas, and allegedly shot them in his taxi. Read more…