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
See the documents, video and audio evidence that brought the killers to
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)
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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
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