Thursday, August 6, 2009

Suspects In Kingston Canal Deaths In Court

Mohammad Shafia, Hamid Mohammed Shafia, 18 and Tooba Mohammad Yahya. All three have been charged in Kingston with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of conspiracy to commit murder. The bodies of Yahya and Mohammad’s daughters - Zainab, 19, Sahari, 17 and Geeti 13 - and Mohammad's first wife, Rona Amir Mohammad, were found in a car submerged in the Rideau Canal on June 30. Photograph by: Marcos Townsend/Tyrel Featherstone, Canwest News Service

From The Montreal Gazette:

KINGSTON, Ont. — A Montreal couple and their teenage son were scheduled to appear in court Thursday to face charges in the deaths of four women found dead in a submerged car in the Rideau Canal in June.

Mohammad Shafia, 56, wife Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 39, and son Hamed Shafia, 18, are charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the couple's three daughters, Zainab, 19, Sahari, 17 and Geeti, 13, along with a 50-year-old woman, Rona Amir Mohammad, believed to be the father's first wife.

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Update #1: Parents, son, to face murder charges in Ontario court -- CTV

Update #2: Canal deaths accused to make court appearance -- CBC

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