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Contract Killings


Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Honour killing in Halifax Five men have gone on trial

Tahir Mahmood, 22, Arza Khan, 27, both of Parkinson Lane, Halifax, Naveed Mahmood, 23, of Granville Road, Sheffield, John Reeves, 54, of Adlington Road, Sheffield, and Sam Lee, 30, of Deerlands Avenue, Sheffield, deny murdering Mian Shahid Mehmood.
Leeds Crown Court heard that Mr Mehmood, 29, of Grove Street South, Halifax, was shot dead in cold blood on February 11 last year. Tom Bayliss QC, prosecuting, said Mr Mahmood had married Yasmin Bibi Racha of Parkinson Lane, Halifax, in secret. But her family took exception to the marriage and her brothers, Khan and Tahir Mahmood , took out a contract of her husband's life.Mr Bayliss said: "The prosecution case is the man was killed to order. "Such killings are sometimes referred to as honour killings - this killing was about control and not honour."


Anonymous said...

I am concerned about the safety of the widow in this case.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

Anonymous said...

Is anyone (i.e., not from the family) looking out for the victim's wife? I think she is in danger of being killed, too.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

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