Ariz. man to be tried for 'honor killing'

GLENDALE, Ariz., July 28 (UPI) -- An Iraqi immigrant living in Arizona accused of the "honor killing" of his daughter will stand trial later this year, authorities said.

Faleh Almaleki of Glendale, Ariz., is suspected of running down his daughter, 20-year-old Noor Almaleki, for being "too Westernized," The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday.


Almaleki was reportedly angry the daughter had left her Iraqi husband, a cousin in an arranged marriage, and returned to the United States, the newspaper said.

Noor Almaleki died of injuries after her father allegedly ran her over and the mother of her boyfriend with his Jeep Cherokee in a Peoria, Ariz., parking lot, prosecutors said.

The other woman survived.

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

He will be tried on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault and two counts of leaving the scene of a serious accident, the Republic reported.

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