"Honor Killing" Case UPDATE: Faleh Almaleki Convicted of 2nd-Degree Murder and Other Charges

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The jury has rendered its verdict in the high-profile murder case of former Glendale resident Faleh Almaleki, accused in the so-called "honor killing" of his oldest child, 20-year-old Noor.
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Faleh Almaleki is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars,
Guilty of second-degree murder in the October 2009 hit-and-run in a Peoria parking lot.

Guilty of aggravated assault--Almaleki also ran down Amal Khalaf, a former family friend, in the midday incident that stirred outrage around the globe.

Guilty of two counts of leaving the scene of an injury "accident,"

Not guilty of first-degree murder or attempted first-degree murder.
 
The verdict is something of a minor victory for Almaleki's court-appointed attorneys, who did not present a defense (except for an opening statement and a closing argument), in that prosecutors sought a first-degree conviction.

But the sentencing range available to Superior Court Judge Roland Steinle is about the same with a 2nd-degree conviction as it would have been with first-degree--and it is likely that the 50-year-old Iraqi-born truck driver will serve the rest of his days behind bars.

More tomorrow on this case, which we wrote about in detail here last year. 


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Lucille
Lucille

Why wasn't the mom convicted? How pathetic and ignorant to use the name of religion or a god to say you should kill a human being. I wish I could find the family of Noor and spit on them. They are paying for their sins by living in hate, they are and always will be hated. They have also disgraced their culture and Americans hate Muslims because of this type of scum

Karl
Karl

His days in the big house are counted,his staying will be brief,honor killing? Sick bastard!!!You'll get yours soon enough you miserable excuse of a man,worthless bastards like this won't last long in prison,even hard core criminals don't like child killers and this parasite will end up beaten to dead after he's gang raped.That will be justice.

MarcB
MarcB

Hopefully, his time in the joint will be brief and brutal; sodomized and raped with considerable exuberance for a good long time and then butchered as the pig that he is.

Alias
Alias

child killers dont do well in the joint and i bet he does not know this. he will either get beat up real bad bloody while in the joint or get stabbed to death. this is the part he didnt think about when he did the crime. prison is the house of evil and Satan 24/7 365. it is not a safe place to be.

Notorious
Notorious

he should have become either a nascar driver or a drag racer.

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FUCK THAT RAG HEAD SAND NIGGER CHILD KILLER. if he didnt want his daughter to become westernized he should have stayed where he came from and stayed out of the good old USA! AMERICA, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT. the sand nigger rag heads where i live in phoenix drive taxi cabs and drive fast like fucking greasy camel jockeys to. sooner or later the sand niggers cab drivers at paradise cab in phx AZ are gonna run some body over to. i think its in their DNA gene pool to drive fast and reckless and be law breakers. call paradise cab at 602- 349-1193 and tell them to slow down on our city streets or fuck off and go back to where they came from.

Notorious
Notorious

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guest
guest

your ignorance is astounding

youramoron
youramoron

you are just as ignorant. If one person from a culture commits a crime it doesn't warrant you hating everyone from that culture. I'm assuming you are white. Should we hate all white people because of the unibomber, or timothy mcvey? It would serve you well to think before you speak.

Notorious
Notorious

you should go live in new york city and see and hear how people there think about people from that part of the world. they hate them in NYC. remember 9-11?

Notorious
Notorious

everything he wrote is true and makes sense.

Notorious
Notorious

how come you didnt call him a raciest to? atleast he hates a child killer. do you support this child killer?

As
As

he makes a good point in that if you don't want your children to become westernized..don't move to the west

Ethical Living
Ethical Living

Ya right, you new yorkers dont have an iota of shame arright!! I work with quite a few of ex-wall streeters and even an ex-CTO, you guys think you are out of the world. IF you dont have the balls to kick out the islamic community center, atleast learn to show respect to victims of 9/11 by denying it near ground zero. Ya, I see thats about liberal rights and being politically correct, hmm. So, come on muslims, you fu**ed us, now build this center right on our a$$, we're new yorkers!!

Kit Carson
Kit Carson

You're an idiot. I work in NYC a few times a month and was in NYC on 9/11.

The people of NYC do not have the racism in their hearts you seem to have. It wasn't the New Yorkers that opposed the Islamic community center, for example, but the inbred tea party hate mongers and their republican party masters.

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