EP147: HONOR KILLINGS--The Shafia Family Murderws
On June 30, 2009, four people were found, drowned, in a car in the Kingston Mills Locks in Ontario, Canada. What first appeared to be a very tragic car accident, eventually was revealed to be one of the most terrible betrayals a parent can do to his child. Mohammed Shafia was a successful millionaire living in Quebec, Canada with his wife, their seven children, and his cousin. Mohammed had immigrated to Canada from Afganistan and instead of assimilating into Canadian life, he continued to practice his Afghan traditions, including what happens when he believed his daughters dishonored his family.
Sources and Related Links to Podcast Episode:
- MacLeans: Inside the Shafia killings that shocked a nation
- Montreal Gazette: The Shafia murders mother convicted of killing daughters find freedom behind bars
- BBC News: Two convicted “honour” killers to be deported from Canada
- CBC: Mother convicted in Shafia daughters’ canal killing granted 5-hour escorted absence from prison