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'Honor killing' cabby faces life in prison
by Selim Algar
The fate of a Brooklyn cabby charged with being so enraged by his daughter ditching an arranged marriage that he ordered the her new beau's relatives to be killed is now in the hands of a jury.
Mohammad Choudhry faces life in prison for plotting to kill the father and sister of Shujat Abbas in Pakistan — the man his daughter, Amina Ajmal, ran away with after fleeing her arranged marriage in 2013.
"From the front seat of his yellow cab, the defendant planned and executed a murder," said federal prosecutor Richard Tucker during his closing statements Wednesday. "Even as he transported unsuspecting New Yorkers in Brooklyn and Manhattan he called the shots in Pakistan."
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