Honour Crime or not?

Three beautiful girls and their step mother’s bodies were found submerged in a car in the Rideau Canal off Kingston, Ontario. Charged and convicted at trial were their parents and brother. At the trial, the Crown successfully used expert evidence of “honour killing” as the motive. The defence has appealed the decision and asked for a new trial arguing such expert testimony amounted to cultural profiling and was therefore more prejudicial than probative. Let us see how the Court of Appeal for Ontario rules. This will be precedent setting for “honour” crimes.

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