Jordan: "Honor Killing” by Brother of Pregnant Sister
AMMAN - The Criminal Court prosecutor on Saturday charged a 36-year-old man with the premeditated murder of his younger married sister the previous day in the latest so-called honour murder in the Kingdom, according to official sources.
The 34-year-old victim, who was nine months pregnant, received seven fatal stab wounds to different parts of her body, allegedly inflicted by her brother, one senior official source told The Jordan Times.
The suspect then headed to the nearest police station, handed the knife he allegedly used in the incident to the officer on duty and claimed "family honour as his motive”, the source added.
The victim would often leave her husband’s house and he "once caught her committing adultery with another man”, the source said, citing the suspect’s initial testimony to the police.
"Her husband sent her back to her family’s home two weeks before the incident and she left the house for an unknown destination,” the source explained.
The suspect came to know of his sister’s whereabouts a day before the incident, the source said, adding that he monitored her movements and approached her while "she was walking in a small alley in the neighbourhood (...)