Murder won’t restore honour, Shafia testifies

The Montreal man accused of murdering four family members in an honour killing told jurors that his honour was important but killing his family would not restore it. “My honour is important for me but … to kill someone, you can’t regain your reputation and honour,” Mohammad Shafia (inset) testified Friday, near the end of four hours of often accusatory questioning by prosecutor Laurie Lacelle. “Respected lady, you should know that in our culture and our religion, if someone kills his wife or daughter, there is no honourless person more than that person who committed that act.”

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