Islamic honor killing, it’s a family affair. via Texas woman allegedly stalked sister before ‘honor killing’ – NY Daily News.
A Texas woman stalked her sister for months and delivered a chilling warning to her brother-in-law shortly before his murder, authorities said.
“I cannot wait until my dad puts a bullet between your eyes,” Nadia Irsan allegedly told her sister’s husband.
The 30-year-old appeared in court Tuesday to face charges she was part of a twisted family campaign of hate that resulted in a pair of “honor killings” in 2012, KHOU reported.
Irsan’s hardline Muslim father was furious when her sister, Nesreen Irsan, married a Christian man without his approval, authorities said.
The irate dad, 57-year-old Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, first gunned down his daughter’s friend, Iranian activist Galareh Bagherzadeh, who he believed led her astray from her fundamentalist upbringing, according to prosecutors.
The father threatened his daughter after Bagherzadeh’s January 2012 death.
“I killed that bitch, and you’re next,” Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan is accused of saying, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Then he came for her husband, Coty Beavers, shooting him to death in November 2012 in the couple’s home, authorities said.
The dad was charged with murder in the dual homicides. His wife and 21-year-old son also face charges in the case.
Nadia Irsan hasn’t been charged with murder in either of the deaths, but that could change, authorities said.
She’s accused of tailing her sister, even slipping a GPS device onto the estranged sibling’s car in the lead-up to Beaver’s killing, according to prosecutors.
Investigators later discovered the GPS buried in the Irsan’s yard.
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Federal authorities executed a search warrant at Irsan’s sprawling, 5-acre property 40 miles north of Houston, where they allegedly found cash, diamonds, pearls, weapons and phony passports hidden in attic rafters, in secret compartments throughout a cluster of trailers and outbuildings and even inside the buried drum of a clothes dryer at the Conroe property.
Irsan, his wife Shmou Ali Alrawabdeh, and another daughter were subsequently arrested on a variety of federal fraud charges and are in federal custody.