60°F

NYC cabbie found guilty in honor killing case

A New York City cab driver has been found guilty of charges he arranged a pair of honor killings in Pakistan.

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City cab driver has been found guilty of charges he arranged a pair of honor killings in Pakistan.

A Brooklyn jury reached the verdict Thursday after one hour of deliberations at the trial of Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry.

The case stemmed from the decision by Choudry's daughter to flee an arranged marriage in Pakistan with the help of another man.

The daughter testified the defendant threatened to kill her unless she changed her mind.

Prosecutors say Choudhry orchestrated the slayings of two relatives of the man who helped her.

The defense argued there was no conclusive evidence linking him to deaths on the other side of globe.

 

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Page: [[$index + 1]]