Father often threatened to kill them, Shafia daughter told cops

Geeti ShafiaTwo teenaged sisters who were found dead in a submerged car in June 2009, told Montreal police officers 10 weeks earlier that they had been slapped and punched by their father and brother and faced death threats, a murder trial heard Tuesday. The claims, which elicited gasps in the courtroom, were presented through an agreed statement of facts that was read aloud by Crown prosecutor Laurie Lacelle, an unusual procedure in a murder trial that meant defence lawyers did not have an opportunity to question the person presenting the evidence.

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