Jordan Valley farmer to be charged with premeditated murder

Rana Husseini; 27/8/09

 24-year-old farmer is expected to be charged with the premeditated murder of his sister, who died on Tuesday, nine days after being stabbed in the Jordan Valley, official sources said. The 17-year-old victim had her throat slit and was stabbed several times allegedly by her brother, who claimed family honour as his motive for the August 17 murder, the source said. The victim initially survived the stabbing and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she underwent several operations in an attempt to save her life, the source said. The victim died on Tuesday as a result of the stab wounds she sustained in the attack, the source told The Jordan Times. Her brother was originally charged with attempted murder and ordered detained for 15 days pending further investigation.