Victims were “diseased limb,” prosecutors tell jurors

Three members of Montreal family decided four other troublesome family members had to be killed because they would not bow to a strict cultural code of modesty and obedience, jurors at the Shafia murder trial were told on Thursday (jan 26). Crown lawyer Laurie Lacelle outlined the prosecution theory of a complex conspiracy as she completed her closing address to jurors who will decide the fate of Mohammad Shafia, 58, his second wife Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 42, and their son Hamed, 21. The trio pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree murder.

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