Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Islam and Honor Killing-man Kills his daughter in Jordan for wearing makeup
Charged for honor killing
AMMAN (Jordan) - PROSECUTORS have charged a man and his two sons for the premeditated murder of his 19-year-old daughter on Saturday, in the latest honor killing to take place in this conservative desert kingdom.
The man and his two sons are charged with beating to death the daughter for leaving the house in make up and talking to a strange man, according to prosecutor Salah al-Taleb's indictment sheet.
The father brought his daughter to the hospital after she lost consciousness and turned himself in.
Autopsy showed severe injuries to the head which caused brain hemorrhage and the body was covered with bruises.
If convicted the man could be sentenced to life in jail.
In Jordan, an average of 20 women are killed by male relatives each year. -- AP