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Apr 16 11 6:58 PM

2011 - April 15 -   Faleh Hassan Almaleki sentenced to 34 1/2 years in prison.
Amal Khalaf, spoke at the sentencing hearing through a court interpreter:
"I still don't understand why Almaleki chose to hurt me, especially when
our families had been so close. I just want to ask him what I did to him
to put me in this situation?"

Jeffrey Kirchler (Defense Attorney)
"Mitigating factors should be considered. Among them are Al-Maleki's apparent
 health problems, torture he faced in Iraq under Saddam Hussein's regime and
 a lack of a criminal history."

Laura Reckart (Deputy County Attorney)
"That shouldn't matter."

"This is what I believe matters."
Reckart presented photos of Noor, the 911 phone calls, photos of
the aftermath of Almaleki's violent action in running over Noor Almaleki
and Amal Khalaf.

Faleh Hassan Almaleki (Convicted defendant)
"I wish I was dead and not her. I'm sorry. I'm very sorry."

 Judge Roland Steinle (Maricopa County Superior Court)
"This is the most difficult case I've had in six years.
"This does not have to do with honor. This has to do with a man, his
narcissism, his mean-spiritedness, his inability to forgive. He was
driven to kill his daughter because it suited his purpose."
Noor Al-Maleki's murder was without honor. She was like any other
20-year-old woman whose desire for independence caused tension
with her parents. Her father reacted with hatred rather than understanding.
Judge Steinle "recounted lessons from Buddhism, Islam and Christianity,
which preach forgiveness and compassion."
Forgiveness is the core of all religion, but I am struck by Almaleki's apparent
lack of remorse for killing Noor Almaleki.
"For someone to say this crime was committed to restore someone's honor,
 they really do not understand what religion is all about."
Noor would have pleaded for compassion for her father, which is why 
I sentence you to 16 years for her murder rather than the maximum
22 years; served concurrently with a 15 year aggravated assault
sentence; a consecutive 3 1/2 years for leaving the scene.
"I hope your time in state prison will lead you to reflect. As you sit in
a jail cell, I hope you come to grips with what you did, because so far
it's been all about you,"

Bill Montgomery (Maricopa County Attorney)
"The killing of one's own child is more than just a violation of the law.
It is an offense against parenthood itself and the awesome responsibility
parents have for nurturing and protecting their children. Dishonor, disrespect
and other cultural mores can never serve as a justification for the taking of an
innocent life."
"Mr. Almaleki will have an appropriately long time in prison to ponder this truth."

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#22 [url]

Apr 17 11 2:49 PM

The allowances for Cultural Defense only gives men like this a free get out of PRISON card to murder at will when it suits them. Our 14th Amendment allows American Citzen's the right to a speedy trial and to be defended with every means,but for all the cultural differences,ALL religons do NOT condone MURDER even the Quran!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#23 [url]

Apr 17 11 2:57 PM

Not long enough. When our judicial system allows an animal like this to find asylim in the US for fear he would be put to death in his country,has NO respect for our laws. He should have gotten covivted under a capital case, then maybe him facing death here he might have elected to go back and get his just deserts! Our judicial system needs to get rid of any cutlural defense, NO religion condones murder so when any person from a different culture or country comes to the US, they want to be American Citizen's,,so in America it is our culture to NOT allow this behavior!American's do not go around murdering their children for being individuals. We encourage this in our children to become independent and self reliant. Anyone else would have been facing a needle why not him?

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Apr 18 11 1:45 PM

For a narcisstic person such as Almaleki, prison is going to be a tough road.
I don't recall his current age, but with 34 1/2 years, he's likely not to be released
until his what, late 80's? Depending of course, upon his behaviour in prison, whether
more time gets added.

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