Trial Starts for Father of Sarah and Amina Said Who He Shot Dead in Honor Killing in His Taxi for Being Too Westernized
Sarah Yaser Said, 17 (left) and Amina Yaser Said, 18, were shot dead by their father in a Texas honor killing in 2008.
The two girls were becoming too Westernized so their Muslim father shot his two daughters and left them for dead in his taxi.
Sarah Amina called the police after she had been shot by her father. “I’m dying.,” she said and the line went dead moments later.
It was the last time anyone hears from Sarah Yaser Said, 17, or her sister, Amina Yaser Said, 18.
The two sisters were found slumped over dead in their father’s taxi.
Yaser Said fled Texas and was finally captured and will face trial for the double murder this week.
The New York Post reported:
A Texas father who once landed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list is headed to trial in the alleged “honor killings” of his two daughters more than a decade ago.
Yaser Said is accused of shooting dead his daughters, Sarah, 17, and Amina, 18, in 2008 because he was upset they were dating, family and friends have said.
Jury selection in the case began Monday in Dallas and jurors are expected to hear harrowing testimony, including from Sarah’s 911 call just before she died.
“My father shot me. I’m dying … I’m dying,” she told the dispatcher after being shot nine times, reported WFAA.
Friends and family said Said was unhappy that his teenage daughters were dating. Family members believe the girls were victims of “honor killings” because their father thought they had brought shame to the family, reported the Fort Worth Star Telegram.