Man sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for killing daughter

Rana Husseini; 9/12/09

The Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a 69-year-old man to 15 years in prison for murdering his daughter, allegedly in the name of family honour. The tribunal declared the defendant guilty of shooting his 26-year-old daughter six times in the head and neck at their home on April 8, 2007. The court rejected the defendant’s claims that he killed his daughter in a moment of rage and refused to commute the sentence after the victim’s family dropped charges against the defendant. “The tribunal decided not to halve the sentence because of the nature of the murder,” a senior judicial source told The Jordan Times.