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    A Glendale man accused of slaying his daughter in an "honor killing" will not face the death penalty.

    Dad accused in 'honor killing' will not face death penalty

    After sparring with the suspect's defense attorney over its death penalty review process, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office has said it will not seek death for Faleh Almaleki, 49.


    The Iraqi immigrant is accused of slaying his daughter, 20-year-old Noor Almaleki, for being "too Westernized."

    Police say he used his Jeep Cherokee to run down his daughter and another woman in a Peoria parking lot Oct. 20. Noor Almaleki later died of her injuries.

    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.

    The decision not to seek the death penalty comes after Almaleki's attorney, Billy Little, a public defender, asked a judge to take special precautions to ensure the County Attorney's Office wouldn't wrongly seek the death penalty because Almaleki is a Muslim.

    Little requested that the office make public the process it uses to determine whether to seek capital punishment.

    "An open process provides some level of assurance that there is no appearance that a Christian is seeking to execute a Muslim for racial, political, religious or cultural beliefs," Little wrote, referring to County Attorney Andrew Thomas' Christian faith.
     
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    The DP would seem appropriate for this guy, whether he is Muslim or not is of absolutely no relevance. Oh, and his lawyer is a scumbag for using this defense.
     
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    this happens all the time...much harder to get a jury to convict when death is the answer....thinking about it...would you like to be on a jury that convicts and gives the death penalty?
     
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    It just seems hypocritical to cave to the defense POV when the facts are

    Prosecutors said Almaleki has admitted killing his daughter because she disgraced the family by not following traditional Iraqi or Muslim values.

    They liken the case to honor killings that occur in the Middle East, Africa and other parts of the world. In tribal societies where the practice occurs, male family members feel they must kill a rebellious female relative who shames them by not adhering to traditional values.

    Noor Almaleki had reportedly married a man in Iraq and returned to Arizona to live with a boyfriend and his mother in Surprise, police said.
     
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    Convicting and giving the death penalty are two separate events. A Jury does not have to worry about the Death Penalty until AFTER they convict, then they have a new process to decide if they will award the death penalty.
     
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    You go in will to do you civic duty with out bias.At least I try to.
     
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    I would have no problem with it.... and the person's faith would be of no consequence. "Equal justice under the law", I believe that is the appropriate phrase.
     
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    do yall really think "equal justice under the law" exists....do you? simply look at recent events and you should realize that is not true...apparently none of you have ever been involved with or followed a long draw out murder case? the twists and turns....the chupuz of the defense it just goes on and on..

    money is what buys power .....and money can prevent justice.... oj simpson being the most easily noted....where fame and money prevented justice..

    phil spector....how many trials?

    the old quote always applies....


    you want justice go to a whore house,
    you want fucked go to the court house
     
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    I don't disagree but "equal justice under the law" is the ideal that we are supposed to have.

    What really worries me about this kind of deal is that it feeds the rabid anti-Muslim idiots that, while a minority, are among us.

    The defense attorney may have saved his client - but the price is high. Either Muslims are just Americans like everyone else, or they are not. And, if they are not, then they have no place here. I absolutely believe that most Muslims would feel this deal does them a disservice.
     
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    sorry fitnah....i am not focusing....here.....no one should be given any special consideration due to religion but it happens all the time....

    can you say mary winkler...the minister's wife, who blows a major hole in the man while he sleeps...shot him in the back.....she got off due to religion....the jury was appalled that this man ask his wife to wear a blonde wig and hooker heels ...they totally ignore her stealing money...and give her 3 yrs..with time served she was out in a mere 6 months more....

    Did preacher?s wife get away with murder? - TODAY People
     

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