KINGSTON, Ont. The woman accused in the honour killing of her three teenage daughters and her rival co-wife wont have to be in court when prosecutors play a police video that shows the quartets watery grave in the Rideau Canal.
As the short clip was about to be played in Ontario Superior Court here Monday, David Crowe, lawyer for Tooba Mohammad Yahya, rose to tell Judge Robert Maranger and a jury that the video may raise some issues of emotional trauma for my client.
Ms. Yahya, 41, had also got to her feet in apparent protest in the prisoners box she shares with husband Mohammad Shafia and their son, Hamed Mohammad Shafia.
They may be Muslim, but they sure know the definition of chutzpah!