Supreme Court will not hear appeal in honour killings

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the case of Hamed Shafia, who was seeking a new trial on the basis that he was a minor at the time he participated in a multiple honour killing. Shafia and his parents were found guilty in January 2012 of four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his teenage sisters and his father’s first wife in a polygamous marriage. Facts made it clear that Shafia was 20 at the time of the murders.