The Shafia murders: Inside the horrific story of how four people were murdered in cold blood - by their own family

Maclean's presents the complete story on the "honour killing" case that shocked Canadians. This riveting 22-page special uncovers: What went on behind closed doors in the Shafia household; the cries for help that were ignored; the surviving children who spied on their siblings; the competing wives; forbidden young love; a murder mystery solved by skilled detective work; and unrepentant murderers

PLUS: A special e-book edition of the "honour killing" trial on the Maclean's iPad app

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Amid the massive media attention paid to the recent Shafia murder trial in Kingston, Ont., Maclean's coverage stands out from the pack for its detailed investigation into the inner workings of this fatally dysfunctional family. Maclean's award-winning senior writer Michael Friscolanti was in the courtroom for the duration of the three-month trial of Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Mohammad Yahya and their son Hamed Shafia, all found guilty of murdering, in the first degree, their teen daughters (sisters, in the case of Hamed): Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17 and Geeti, 13; as well as Mohammad Shafia's first wife, Rona Amir Mohammad.

Friscolanti's exhaustive 22-page report gives readers a narrative that offers readers an in-depth look at what really went on inside the Shafia home before and after the murders, as well as providing detailed coverage of the subsequent police investigation and trial.

The story of the murders of the Shafia sisters and their "stepmother" Rona Amir Mohammed, is not just an account of what happened on that pitch-black night at the Kingston Mills locks, where the victims were found drowned. It's also a story of cries for help that were missed or ignored; sibling rivalry and family snitches; passionate young love; and old-fashioned police detective work. And it's a story about a custom-built courtroom, where father, mother - but not son - took the stand to proclaim their innocence.

PLUS: Special e-book edition of the "honour killing" trial on the Maclean's iPad app

  • The complete story of how a family murdered their own
  • Week-by-week dispatches ripped from the pages of the magazine and macleans.ca
  • See the documents, video and audio evidence that brought the killers to justice
  • Get the entire issue for 99 cents on your iPad with the Maclean's free magazine app, available from the iTunes App Store (www.itunes.com/appstore)

About Maclean's:
Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine. Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.4 million readers with strong investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business and culture. Visit www.macleans.ca

Image with caption: "In a 22-page report, Maclean's magazine presents an in-depth report on what really went on inside the Shafia home before and after the murders of four family members - as well as providing detailed coverage of the subsequent police investigation and three-month trial. (CNW Group/Maclean's Magazine)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120202_C8836_PHOTO_EN_9551.jpg

SOURCE Maclean's Magazine

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Louise Leger

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