Thursday, January 3, 2008

Father May Have Killed Daughters For 'Honor'

KTRE-TV - Lufkin/Nacogdoches, TX - Lewisville cabbie accused of killing two teen daughters
Irving police have issued a capital murder warrant for a cab driver accused of fatally shooting his two teenage daughters.

The bodies were found in his taxi.

Fifty-year-old Yaser Abdel Said of Lewisville is accused of shooting 17-year-old Sarah Yaser Said and 18-year-old Amina Yaser Said on Tuesday night.
Police say a domestic issue may have led to the shooting deaths. Further details weren't released.

MyFox Dallas | Father May Have Killed Daughters For 'Honor'
A Dallas-area father may have shot his two teenage daughters to death because their Westernized clothes and behavior brought him shame, family members say.

Police are still looking for 50-year-old Yaser Said of Lewisville. Tuesday night they found his abandonded taxicab parked near an Irving hotel with his two daughters murdered in the back seat.

Investigators say either Sarah Yaser Said, 17, or Amina Yaser Said, 18, called 911 around 7:30 p.m., saying she had been shot, but could not identify her location. Police were able to trace the call to a general location, but found nothing.

An hour later, someone reported a suspicious vehicle near the Omni Mandalay hotel in Las Colinas, which turned out to be the taxi.

FOX 4 spoke with two of Said's family members who want to remain anonymous. They say Sarah and Amina dressed in Western clothes and listened to pop music. They described Said as angry with his daughters for not acting like proper Muslim girls.

Though police have not named the motive, in some Muslim countries fathers kill their children if they feel their honor has been ruined.
Yaser Abdel Said is 6' 2", about 180 pounds, wearing a black turtleneck, brown coat and tan pants. Police say he's armed with a handgun and should be considered extremely dangerous.

The mother and brother of the two girls were apparently not involved, and were uninjured, police say.

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