Prosecutors stated the killings have been pushed by his obsessive want for management over his daughters.
Yaser Stated, 65, was discovered responsible of capital homicide within the deaths of 18-year-old Amina Stated and 17-year-old Sarah Stated. Prosecutors didn’t pursue the loss of life penalty, so with the conviction the decide sentenced Yaser Stated to life in jail with out parole.
A suburban Dallas man who evaded arrest for greater than 12 years after the deadly shootings of his two teenage daughters in 2008 was convicted on Tuesday.
The youngsters’ mom, Patricia Owens, informed her former husband in a sufferer affect assertion given after the decision and sentence that she was not terrified of him.
“You may maintain these evil eyes on me so long as you need. You’ll by no means break me down once more,” Ms Owens stated. “Nor will you ever be capable of harm one other particular person.”
Prosecutor Lauren Black stated in closing statements that Stated “manipulated and managed that family”. She stated that when Stated’s daughters wished to stay their very own lives, he may see that he was dropping management.
“He was not going to have the ability to cope with that, so he took their lives,” Ms Black stated.
The sisters have been discovered shot to loss of life in a taxi that their father had been driving that was parked close to a lodge within the Dallas suburb of Irving on New Yr’s Day in 2008. Jurors heard a 911 name Sarah Stated made by cell phone, telling the operator that her father had shot her and that she was dying.
“She’s screaming out from the grave proper now,” Ms Black informed jurors after taking part in the 911 name throughout closing statements.
Sarah Stated was shot 9 occasions and Amina Stated was shot twice.
Every week earlier than they have been killed, the women and their mom had fled their residence within the Dallas suburb of Lewisville and went to Oklahoma to flee Stated. The sisters’ boyfriends additionally joined them. The prosecutor stated the sisters had develop into “very scared for his or her lives”, and determined to depart after their father “put a gun to Amina’s head and threatened to kill her”.
In keeping with a police report, a member of the family informed investigators that Stated at one level had threatened “bodily hurt” towards one in all his daughters for relationship a non-Muslim.
In a letter to the decide earlier than the trial, Stated wrote that he was not glad together with his daughters’ “relationship exercise” however he denied killing them.
Ms Owens, who divorced Stated after the slayings, testified that Stated was abusive and controlling, and had satisfied her to return to Texas from Oklahoma.
Ms Owens testified that when she married Stated she was 15 and he was 29. She informed him whereas giving her sufferer affect assertion that he had “by no means handled me like an actual particular person, a spouse”. As a substitute, she stated, she was simply somebody for him to take his anger out on.