Three Afghan immigrants found guilty Sunday of murdering four family members and dumping their bodies in the Rideau Canal were condemned by the judge for what he called “cold-blooded” killings based on their “twisted notion of honour.”
Justice Robert Maranger sentenced Mohammad Shafia, his wife, Tooba Mohammad Yahya, and their son, Hamed, to life in prison as one the most sensational trials in Kingston history came to a dramatic end at Frontenac County Court House.
The Shafias were convicted of killing four female family members for defying their parents’ strict codes of female behavior, which included a ban on dating.
The murders in 2009 and the trial that followed have rattled Ontario, as the province has moved to become one of the most immigrant-friendly, multi-cultural regions of Canada. Read the full article here.