“PHOENIX â€” A woman who survived being run over by a Jeep driven by an Iraqi immigrant testified in his murder trial Thursday that he ignored her screams for him to stop as he sped across a parking lot toward her and the man’s daughter.
Amal Khalaf, 41, told jurors through an interpreter that she screamed “No! No! No! No!” at Faleh Almaleki and held up her hands before the two women were hit in October 2009.
Almaleki’s 20-year-old daughter, Noor Almaleki, died 13 days later. Khalaf suffered a broken hip and thigh and spent about two months in the hospital.
Authorities accuse Almaleki, 50, of intentionally targeting his daughter because she had brought the family dishonor by becoming too Westernized. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident.”