A Toronto man who stabbed his wife and slashed her throat four years ago was found guilty of second-degree murder on Sunday.
Peer Khairi, 65, sobbed quietly with his head down when the verdict was read in court, days after the jury first began its deliberations last Thursday.
His wife, Randjida Khairi, died in March 2008. She was 53 years old.
Assistant Crown Attorney Robert Kenny said the jury heard four weeks of evidence during the trial, including three days of testimony from Khairi himself….
During the trial, Khairi had claimed that he killed his wife in self-defence, alleging that she had tried to attack him with a knife.
We have seen this defense from Muslim honor murderers before.
The Crown argued that Khairi was angry with his wife and children for adopting more Western values after coming to Canada from Afghanistan.
Khairi had not revealed his claim that he was attacked prior to the trial, including when questioned by police.
In court, Khairi said that he had been waiting for his trial to tell the full story….