KFYI and Fox 10 AZ are reporting tonight that 20-year-old Noor Faleh Almaleki, who was "allegedly" run down by her strict Iraqi father for becoming "too Westernized" has died of her injuries.
Noor Almaleki was walking with her roommate, 43-year-old Amal Edan Khalaf, on the afternoon of October 20 when they were struck by the Jeep, who police say was driven by Faleh Almaleki. Khalaf remains in serious but stable condition.
Faleh Almaleki spent a week on the run until he was apprehended in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend. Police say Almaleki drove his vehicle to Mexico and abandoned it, before getting on a plane to London. He was refused entrance into London and U.K. authorities put him on a plane to Atlanta. He was extradited to Arizona and booked into the 4th Ave Jail on Saturday.
Family and friends told Peoria investigators that Almaleki was mad and threatened his daughter for adopting Western ways. Almaleki and his family had moved to Glendale from Iraq.
Almaleki was initially facing two counts of aggravated assault -- but those charges will now be upgraded.
Editor's note - there is no such thing as an "honor killing," for there is no honor in taking the life of another human being for any reason. The idea that a man can take the life of a woman for "religious reasons" is absolutely beyond comprehension or reason.
This was selfish, thoughtless, cold-blooded murder - nothing more, nothing less. This sad excuse of a man deserves the most painful death imaginable. I hope he rots in Hell.