A Texas father — one of many FBI’s Ten Most Wished Fugitives — needed for the slayings of his two teen daughters was busted after greater than 12 years on the run, the federal legislation enforcement company introduced.
Yaser Abdel Mentioned, 63, was arrested Wednesday by brokers in the small city of Justin, about 36 miles northwest of Dallas, officers stated.
The Egyptian-born taxicab driver was sought on capital homicide prices for the reason that New 12 months’s Day 2008 shootings of his two daughters, Sarah Yaser Mentioned, 17, and Amina Yaser Mentioned, 18, which have been described as “honor killings.”
The kids had been discovered shot a number of occasions in a cab outdoors an Irving motel after certainly one of them known as 911, saying she was dying, authorities stated.
“Assist,” the youthful sister may very well be heard crying on a 911 recording. “I’m dying. Oh my God. Cease it.”
Family members on the time advised cops that Yaser threatened “bodily hurt” in opposition to Sarah for happening a date with a non-Muslim.
The women’ mom, Patricia Mentioned, fled with each women in the week earlier than their killings as a result of she was in “nice worry of her life,” police stated.
Gail Gattrell, the sisters’ great-aunt, described the deaths as an “honor killing” — which are sometimes carried about by a relative who believes a lady went in opposition to conservative Islamic values on love or marriage.
Irving Police Chief Jeff Spivey hailed authorities for pursuing justice in the case for greater than a decade.
“Even after 12 years of frustration and dead-ends, the pursuit for their killer by no means ceased,” Spivey stated in a press release. “As we speak’s arrest of their father, Yaser Mentioned brings us nearer to making sure justice is served on their behalf.”
Yaser had been on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wished Fugitives” checklist since 2014, in line with CBS.
With Publish wires