Father wanted to kill “just” one daughter, mom told police

A Montreal woman accused of killing her three teenage daughters acknowledged, during an interrogation by police, that she had been told that her husband wanted to kill one of the girls. “Believe me, he had never mentioned about killing them as, ‘I want to kill the children.’ ” Tooba Mohammad Yahya said. “Not all, just her [Zainab].” The 41-year-old woman is on trial, along with her husband Mohammad Shafia, 58, and their son, Hamed, 20, for four counts of first-degree murder. The Afghan immigrants have pleaded not guilty.

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