Yaser Abdel Said, 65, an Egyptian-born cab driver who lived with his family just north of Dallas, Texas, is on trial for murdering his daughters, 17-year-old Sarah and 18-year-old Amina, who were found dead in his taxi after Sarah frantically called 911 and said her father had shot her.
Daily Mail Unbelievably, the prosecution is not seeking death penalty against Yaser Abdel Said, 65, but he would automatically receive a life sentence if convicted.
‘Help, my dad shot me! I’m dying,’ Sarah could be heard in a 911 call she managed to make after she was shot. Investigators said Amina was killed instantly. Sarah’s frantic 911 call at about 7:30pm on that New Years Day. Though she accused her father in the call, she seemed to lose consciousness before dispatchers could determine her location or any other information.
It is widely believed that Said committed the honor killing – an Islamic practice where individuals are murdered for bringing perceived shame on their family – after he discovered Amina had a non-Muslim boyfriend and because he thought they were becoming ‘too American.’
The prosecution is not seeking death penalty against Yaser Abdel Said, 65, but he would automatically receive a life sentence if convicted.
Said vanished after the murders and spent six years on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. He was found hiding out in Justin, Texas – barely 30 miles from the scene of the murder – where he had been being harbored by his son, Islam, who, at the time of the killings, was aged 19, and brother Yassein, who was approximately 45. Both relatives were arrested after the capture and are serving sentences in federal prison.
Speaking with The Dallas Morning News after the capture, Said’s former non-Muslim wife and the mother of the girls, Patricia Owens, said she thought it was possible her girls had been killed over in an honor killing but that she ultimately did not know the motivation.
Shortly after the call, the cops received another call from a man reporting two women unconscious in a car in the parking lot of the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, Texas. There, police found the girls dead inside their father’s taxi with multiple gunshot wounds each. Said immediately became the prime suspect, and when authorities raided the family’s home the next day he was nowhere to be found.
The day before the shooting, Said had convinced his daughters and wife to return home after they had run away around Christmas that winter.
The women had all fled from Said after he allegedly threatened to shoot Amina in the head when he found out about her boyfriend. Sarah reportedly told a friend her father had gone as far as to hold a gun to her Amina’s head while he threatened her.
Said’s abuse of his family extended back as far as 1998, when Owens and the girls signed an affidavit alleging he had sexually abused his daughters. Those charges were later dropped after the girls recanted their story because they said they didn’t want to be forced to relocate.
In the years following those allegations, friends of the girls reported they often saw them with bruises on their bodies or witnessed Said being physically violent to his family. The girls reportedly confided in friends that their father was obsessively controlling, and that they often feared he was surveilling them wherever they went.
In a home video recorded by Said, the girls are filmed in their bedroom while Said can be heard suggestively saying ‘Sarah sleeps with her pants? Mmm, very nice,’ and ‘Wow, look at those eyes. I got my eye on you.’
Owens divorced Said in 2009. She said she feared her ex-husband would turn up and kill her one day.
In 2011, while Said was still at large, Owens told The Dallas Morning News that she thought the killings could have been because of her ex-husband’s belief that the girls were shaming the family with their western ways. ‘He would say things like, ‘They’re becoming too American,” she said.
Richard S says
Read about a news article about this trial. The prosecution is not going to seek the death penalty.
Richard S says
Texas has the death penalty. Got it to him and send the muslim community a message!
The Lawyer for this low life should be well known to the people of Texas so they will not use his services in the future… How dare he put 9/11 in the same bag as this guy murdering his two lovely daughters.
These people came to America for a better life (?) but hate us 100% no matter what America and its people will do to help them.
Obese white women marry such scumbags because nobody else will but perhaps she was out with the abortion on demand crowd crying about what the Supreme Court just passed…
I have no sympathy for this ”woman” and hang the bastard and kick that Lawyer out of Texas.
TEXAS HAS DEATH PEBALTY.
GIVE THIS LOW LIFE ILLITERATE IDIOT SCUM THE CHAIR, GRRRRR
Richard, I inadvertently left out this line from the story. I added it now: ” Unbelievably, the prosecution is not seeking death penalty against Yaser Abdel Said, 65, but he would automatically receive a life sentence if convicted.”
Pray Hard says
I wonder how many stupid, chubby white women will have to marry moslems and suffer the consequences before they begin to catch on.
The supply is endless.
Yes,where I live those silly white women seem to flock to such things.Kinda sad watching the West fall before my eyes.
Pray Hard says
Typical lawyer depravity.
Bubba Grump's Nutz says
Luckily, Texas has an “Express Lane” precisely for shit like this.
So why isn’t the death penalty on the table for him?
Pray Hard says
Nobody has answered that question. Answer is probably because they’re cowards, afraid of islamoattacks.
I live in MT but on my dime I would be happy to travel down to Texas and hang that bastard
Linda Rivera says
What the EVIL SEX ABUSER, VIOLENT PHYSICAL ATTACKER MUSLIM FIEND did to his gorgeous, beautiful daughters can never be forgotten.
The pure and innocent bodies and souls of the precious girls belong to the HOLY ONE. The ONE TRUE GOD. Our Precious, Wonderful, Awesome Creator. Not to Islam. Not to Muslims. Not to their wicked father.
Only God knows all the verbal, physical, mental, emotional, sexual and spiritual suffering the girls endured throughout their young lives that were stolen from them by the Muslim monster.
May the beautiful, pure, innocent girls know the peace in heaven they never experienced on earth.
Rest in Eternal Peace with God’s Holy Angels, innocent ones.
Siddi Nasrani says
What a crap defence, what a lot of effluence. He MURDERD his two daughters.
So the crime is pre meditated MURDER. Electrocute this EVIL bastard.
I guess we have to give him props for creativity. There really is no defense for this horrific crime.
Condor 18 says
You can take the muslim out of a muslim country but they will never adapt to American life and values. Keep them out forever