Lawyers: Daughter’s strangulation not ‘honor killing’

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 08/05/08
Defense attorneys for a Pakistani immigrant accused of killing his daughter allegedly because she disgraced the family by seeking a divorce from her arranged marriage are reluctant to call the death an “honor killing.”
Attorneys Alan Begner and Tammi Long were in court Tuesday morning for a probable cause hearing for Chaudhry Rashid. Rashid, 56, is charged with murder in the July 6 strangulation of his only daughter, Sandeela Kanwal, 25.
Clayton County Deputy Magistrate Bobby Simmons on Tuesday ordered the case bound over for grand jury presentment after hearing testimony from Clayton police Detective Mike Christian.
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