Those are the words of a Judge in Kingston, Ontario as he sentenced the husband, wife and 21-year old son to life in prison for the “honor” killing of the family’s three daughters and the husband’s former wife. Prosecutors said the daughters were killed because they dishonored the family by defying rules on dress, dating, socialising and going online. In other words, they had boyfriends. The daughters were 13, 17, and 19 years old. The former wife was 52. The motive for her murder is not clear except that her status as a “former” wife was dubious. They all lived together and a polygamous marriage, if revealed, would have got them deported.
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The four bodies were found submerged in a Nissan automobile in the canal locks East of Toronto in 2009. It appears the family tried to cover up this act of “honor” by staging it as an accident. There was evidence that the four may have been dead before the car plunged into the water.
The judge sentenced all three defendants to life in prison after saying, ‘It is difficult to conceive of a more despicable, more heinous crime … the apparent reason behind these cold-blooded, shameful murders was that the four completely innocent victims offended your completely twisted concept of honor … that has absolutely no place in any civilized society.’
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