Accused honour killer brother watched sisters drown, trial hears

Hamed ShafiaThe young Montreal, Quebec, man accused, along with his mother and father, of killing four family members did not jump in the water or call 9-1-1 as he watched them drown in a sinking car early on the morning of June 30, 2009, according to a remarkable account he gave in jail four months after his arrest. Hamed Shafia (inset), just 18 at the time of the deaths, honked his car horn twice in a desperate bid to summon help; tossed a rope into the dark, shallow canal; called out the names of his sisters and stepmother and then drove home to Montreal, he told a man who was secretly investigating the deaths.

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