In November 2009, the Arizona Republic reported (thanks to Pamela Geller) that, according to state prosecutor Stephanie Low, Faleh Almaleki admitted that he ran over his daughter on purpose: “By his own admission, this was an intentional act and the reason was that his daughter had brought shame on him and his family. This was an attempt at an honor killing.”
If he admitted to intentional murder, how is it that he was able to plead not guilty, and why is a plea deal being discussed? Pamela Geller has more on this, also — including how the prosecutor ruled out seeking the death penalty because he wanted to give “no appearance that a Christian is seeking to execute a Muslim for racial, political, religious or cultural beliefs.”
Yes, you read that right.
Pamela also supplies the contact info: “Call, write, email Maricopa County Superior Court, 201 W Jefferson St # 4, Phoenix: (602) 506-2020. This is an outrage. Contact form. No plea for honor killers. Noor deserves justice. We want a trial.”
Attorneys are discussing a possible plea deal for an Iraqi immigrant accused of killing his daughter because he believed she was too Westernized.
Attorneys discussed a plea deal for Faleh Hassan Almaleki on Wednesday during a last-minute closed-door meeting in Maricopa County Superior Court, but did not reach an agreement….
Almaleki has pleaded not guilty, and faces life in prison if convicted of the first-degree murder charge against him….
Noor was in a coma for two weeks before succumbing to her injuries, in a case that caused outrage nationwide and that prosecutors called an “honor killing.”