Dad Charged in 4 Honor Killings Said He'd Do It Again

Parents, son accused of killing three teen daughters
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2011 2:03 AM CST
Cops: Honor Kill Dad Mohammed Shafia Vowed He'd Do It Again
Mohammad Shafia is led into court in Kingston, Ontario.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Lars Hagberg)

(Newser) – A father accused of killing his three teenage daughters and his first wife was recorded voicing his disgust with his "treacherous" daughters and saying he would kill them again even if they came back to life a hundred times. The wiretap evidence was played at the trial of Mohammad Shafia, who is being tried along with his second wife and their 20-year-old son for the four murders, the Daily Mail reports. The victims and suspects, recent immigrants to Canada from Afghanistan, all lived together in a polygamous household.

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The bodies of Shafia's daughters—Zainab,19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti, 13—were found in a car pulled from a canal in 2009, along with the body of his wife, Rona. The wiretap evidence comes from the days immediately before Shafia was charged with murder. "Even if they hoist us onto the gallows ... we have not done anything bad," he says in the recordings, calling his daughters "whores" for having boyfriends. "I know Zainab was already done," Shafia's second wife says of the eldest daughter, "but I wish two others weren't." (Read more honor killings stories.)

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