The 21-year-old Montreal man accused, along with his mother and father, of murdering three of his sisters and his father’s first wife, will not testify at his murder trial, jurors learned Tuesday morning. Hamed Shafia (inset) will be the only one of the three accused not to take the stand in his defence. His mother, Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 42, spent five and a half days on the witness stand and his father, Mohammad Shafia, 58, also testified.
The murder trial of a Montreal mother, father and son accused of killing four family members erupted in chaos Monday when a family member shouted at Mohammad Shafia (inset) and ran to the rear of the glass-enclosed prisoner’s box in the courtroom. Before security staff could stop the girl, she pressed her lips against the glass. Shafia returned the kiss by putting his lips on the glass.