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Ottawa court hears opening statements in alleged 'honour killing'
by Neco Cockburn
A trial is expected to hear evidence that a brother killed his sister and her fiance in an "honour killing" rooted in anger over their engagement, a Crown attorney said Thursday.
Assistant Crown attorney Mark Moors told an Ottawa court that Hasibullah Sadiqi shot his sister, Khatera Sadiqi, and her fiance, Feroz Mangal, with a .44 Magnum revolver while they sat in a parked car just before 1 a.m. Sept. 19, 2006.
Hasibullah Sadiqi, a Canadian of Afghan descent who now faces two charges of first-degree murder, was upset because the engagement occurred without the permission of their father and Khatera Sadiqi had moved in with Mangal's family, Moors said during opening statements to the five-woman, seven-man jury.
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