Accused honour killing family returns to court as trial nears end

Mohammad ShafiaWere Mohammad Shafia’s plaintive pleas of innocence – “I’m not a killer” – echoing in the minds of jurors for the past 25 days? The murder trial of Shafia (inset), 58, his wife Tooba, 42, and their son Hamed, who turned 21 on New Year’s Eve, has been on hold for more than three weeks now, adjourned for a Christmas and New Year break.  The trial resumes today in Kingston, Ontario, in front of judge Robert Maranger , with the accused mother and son beginning to present evidence in their defence.

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