Man, 45, Accused In Stepdaughter's Honor Killing 5-05-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Man, 45, Accused In Stepdaughter's Honor Killing 5-05-2011

Authorities said a Minnesota man killed his 20-year-old stepdaughter in Michigan because she left home and wasn't following Islam.
Forty-five-year-old Rahim Alfetlawi was being held in the Macomb County Jail without bond after being charged with first-degree murder in the death Saturday of Jessica Mokdad at her grandmother's home in the Detroit suburb of Warren.
Mokdad’s biological father lives in Grand Blanc and police say Alfetlawi first showed up there looking for the girl before he found her in Warren.
Alfetlawi was arraigned Monday and awaits a May 12 preliminary examination.
Warren Police Detective Lt. Michael Torey said the Coon Rapids man went to police in neighboring Center Line to report the shooting.
Torey said Alfetlawi told police the gun accidentally discharged when he pulled it out, but police believe he intentionally shot her in the head.
Alfetlawi requested a court-appointed lawyer. A number listed for Alfetlawi in Minnesota wasn't in service.
Police said they do not plan to release the name of the biological father.
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