Iraqi immigrant to be tried for daughter’s death

PHOENIX—An Iraqi immigrant from the Phoenix suburb of Glendale accused of killing his 20-year-old daughter because he believed she had become too Westernized is scheduled to stand trial this month.

Fifty-year-old Faleh Hassan Almaleki is accused of slamming his Jeep into Noor Almaleki in October 2009.

She laid in a coma for two weeks before dying of her injuries, which drew outrage across the country about the so-called honor killing.

Another woman was injured.

If convicted, he will face life in prison, since prosecutors decided not to seek the death penalty.

Faleh Almaleki is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a serious injury accident. His trial is set to begin Jan. 18.

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