Dad Charged With 'Honor Killing' Daughter Won't Face Death Penalty in Arizona

February 19, 2010 - 12:36 PM
Prosecutors in Arizona say a father accused of running down and killing his daughter in what has been described as an "honor killing" will not face the death penalty.
Phoenix (AP) - Prosecutors in Arizona say a father accused of running down and killing his daughter in what has been described as an "honor killing" will not face the death penalty.

Maricopa County prosecutors announced the decision Thursday in the case against 48-year-old Faleh Almaleki.

The Iraqi immigrant is accused of killing his daughter by using his Jeep Cherokee to run her down along with another woman in a Peoria parking lot Oct. 20 because she had become too Westernized.

Noor Almaleki later died of her injuries.

Faleh Almaleki is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and two counts of leaving the scene of a serious accident.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.