August 18, 2004

The Justice Files

Jordanian court commutes death sentence of girl accused of killing her father.

Her motivation? He was beating her with a large stick because someone in the family bought a color tee-vee.

He became enraged and started cursing everyone in the house, then insulted the defendant and grabbed a wooden stick and attempted to hit her with it but she stopped him.

He then started cursing his wife and blaming her for her daughter's “ill-manners,” court transcripts added.

During that time, the court added, Fadia got hold of a meat cleaver that was in the room and struck her father once in the back of the head.

Were's COPS when you need them?

Posted by Steve at August 18, 2004 01:38 AM | TrackBack

In Firefox I'm seeing the posts with each word on a new line. IE isn't doing that, but it's a little wide, requiring side scrolling to read the posts.

Posted by: Ed Flinn at August 18, 2004 09:44 AM

Wow! That is the most "progressive" thing I've heard coming out of the Middle East justice system. You know, her being a woman and all.

BTW, you see why the cleaver thing doesn't work for your logo? ;-)

Posted by: Gordon at August 18, 2004 12:33 PM
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