2 Brothers Sentenced to Death for Killing Pregnant Sister to ‘Cleanse Family Honor’

The Criminal Court on Sunday sentenced two brothers to death after convicting them of the premeditated murder of their pregnant sister and her husband’s other wife at a farm in Balqa Governorate, Jordan, in November 2014.

The two defendants, aged 22 and 28, were each charged with two counts of premeditated murder for the fatal shooting of their 27-year-old sister, who was three-months pregnant, and the second woman, 50, at a farm in Balqa, 35km northwest of Amman
on Nov. 8.

The two siblings, a shepherd and a restaurant employee, were calm when the presiding judge was reading the verdict details, a senior judicial source said.

But when the brothers heard that they received the death sentence, they addressed the court saying that “they killed their sister to cleanse their family honor,” the judicial source said.

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