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Jury: Man Killed Wife, 6-Year-Old Girl Over Paternity Results
AP) ^ | July 13, 2012 3:23 PM

Posted on 07/13/2012 6:44:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A Southern California jury has convicted a man of murdering his wife and their 6-year-old daughter after a paternity test revealed the child was not his.

The Riverside County jury found 55-year-old Michael Barbar guilty Friday of two counts of first-degree murder in the November 2009 case.

Prosecutors say Barbar, who had raised the child since birth, smashed her head against a bedpost and strangled his wife eight days after finding out the girl was not his.

Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegation of lying in wait, which makes Barbar eligible for the death penalty.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: adultery; child; murder; soreloser

1 posted on 07/13/2012 6:44:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 07/13/2012 6:49:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I thought the ad for some restaurant chain right next to this obscene story was a nice touch by CBS News.


3 posted on 07/13/2012 6:57:45 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom
Deal of the Day
50% off at Out Take Bistro

Intentional? But wouldn't this story dampen anyone’s appetite.

4 posted on 07/13/2012 7:02:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Put him down like a rabid dog.


5 posted on 07/13/2012 7:02:34 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21

“Barbar was then planning to kill his wife’s lover in Texas and flee to Lebanon but was stopped by police in New Mexico, the Press-Enterprise reported.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/22/prosecutor-man-killed-wife-daughter-after-paternity-test/#ixzz20YhDDEkl


6 posted on 07/13/2012 7:05:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

He died inside the day he found out the truth.

Some days I think DNA results are just as big a curse as they are a benefit.

JMHO...


7 posted on 07/13/2012 7:06:37 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: BenLurkin

Muslim?


8 posted on 07/13/2012 7:28:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Delta 21
Put him down like a rabid dog.

But slower.

9 posted on 07/13/2012 7:28:49 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Randy Larsen

If truth is “a problem”, you are asking the wrong question.


10 posted on 07/13/2012 7:29:57 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

So he thought the little girl deserved to die, for something over which she had no control and no knowledge? She died terrified of what her daddy was doing to her.


11 posted on 07/13/2012 7:40:24 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: SkyDancer

“Honor” killings? His wonderful Arab reputation shouldn’t have be tarnished in that way. /s


12 posted on 07/13/2012 8:28:15 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: BenLurkin

“Honor killings”? Ummmmm.


13 posted on 07/13/2012 8:29:46 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: passionfruit

This is so sad. That poor sweet little girl was not responsible for any of this. Children just want to be loved and if you love them they’ll love you back. They don’t know anything about adultery or DNA.


14 posted on 07/13/2012 9:02:11 PM PDT by wontbackdown
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To: BenLurkin

I can understand offing the wife but there was absolutely no call to kill the innocent little girl. That said here in California even if he does get the death penalty he’ll die of old age before he ever sees the inside of an execution chamber. I’m guessing the wife regretted her affaire at the end there, the wife’s lover lucked out as they caught him before he could finish what he set out to do.


15 posted on 07/13/2012 9:19:50 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: passionfruit
So he thought the little girl deserved to die, for something over which she had no control and no knowledge?

I doubt he was thinking at all. He was probably blind with rage.

The mother was responsible to some extent. She lit the fuse the moment she decided to have the affair.

Then again, she was blinded by desire, so was she thinking?

I'd say husband and wife were both responsible for being unable to control their passions.

16 posted on 07/13/2012 9:24:33 PM PDT by conservative sympathizer
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To: conservative sympathizer

Yep, the mother was possessed with the demons of lust, lies and betrayal, the father demonically possessed by rage, but the little girl was a blameless angel in this.

Sin begets greater sin and it is always the most innocent who suffer.


17 posted on 07/13/2012 9:31:59 PM PDT by two134711 (I am Conservative, no longer a Republican.)
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To: SkyDancer

From the story:

“Barbar was planning to kill his wife’s lover in Texas and flee to Lebanon but was stopped by police in New Mexico after authorities tracked his cellphone signal, according to evidence at the trial.”

Sounds like the classic honor cleaning and then fleeing to Muzzie-land with the help of the umma.


18 posted on 07/13/2012 9:46:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Barbar strangled his wife, Maysam Barber, with a computer cord as she was handcuffed and naked on the floor. He then went into his daughter Tamara’s room and tried to strangle her as she slept. When Tamara struggled and pleaded for him to stop, Barbar bashed her head at least 20 times into the foot of her bed frame until her skull was crushed and her body was lifeless, according to testimony.

Prosecutors showed pictures of Maysam Barbar lying face down with the cord still wrapped around her neck and photos of Tamara’s bloody bedpost and sheets.

When Barbar married Maysam she had two daughters who were 18 and 10-years-old at the time of the murders.

The 10-year-old step-daughter was awakened by the sound of the pounding coming from across the hall in Tamara’s bedroom.
Evidence in the case showed Barbar found out in February that his wife had had three affairs and discovered photos of his daughter with another man on the man’s Internet profile.

Barbar removed his daughter from school early one day and took her to a McDonald’s where a notary swabbed her cheek for a paternity test. After getting results back on Nov. 6, 2009, he plotted for eight days, prosecutors said, including Internet searches of caskets, researching notorious mass murders and reading Truman Capote’s book “In Cold Blood.” He also emptied his bank account of $30,000, rented a car to be stashed at the Morongo Casino and researched flights to his native country of Lebanon.
The night of the killings, his family had a barbecue. He gave his 18-year-old step-daughter $20 to go out with friends and told her not to come home that night. He also made his 10-year-old step-daughter go to bed early so he and her mother could have what he described as a special evening.

After the murders, Barbar was captured on Morongo Casino surveillance cameras smoking and briefly playing slots. He called his 18-year-old step-daughter and told her to go home because he had killed her mother and sister.

http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/perris/perris-headlines-index/20120713-perris-jury-reaches-verdict-in-paternity-test-slaying.ece


19 posted on 07/13/2012 9:54:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: passionfruit

The problem was never that the man knew the truth.
The problem was that he was evil, and his reaction to the truth was to kill the kid.


20 posted on 07/13/2012 10:01:55 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SkyDancer

Michael Barbar, who is of Lebanese descent and also goes by the name Atem Mourad


21 posted on 07/13/2012 10:02:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: conservative sympathizer
Yes, he was so 'blind with rage' he killed the child he raised.

This man is an evil monster.

22 posted on 07/13/2012 10:15:18 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: BenLurkin

...which makes Barbar eligible for the death penalty. Hardy har-har, California hasn’t executed anyone in a while, and the progressive here are too worried about harboring illegals and giving them grants to go to college than figuring out that a murderer has lost his or her right to a painless death-—unlike the victims they slaughtered.


23 posted on 07/13/2012 10:36:30 PM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: BenLurkin
Fry him...absolutely.OK,the wife was found to have fooled around and having lied to him.Spit in her face and divorce her.Of course the courts would probably compel him to support the child even if she wasn't his but that's another matter.As for the girl...she didn't choose her parents.She's 1000% blameless.Why kill her???

Fry him....twice!

24 posted on 07/14/2012 5:09:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: BenLurkin
Hmmmm....moslem.OK then,fry him slowly.
25 posted on 07/14/2012 5:11:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Gay State Conservative
As for the girl...she didn't choose her parents.She's 1000% blameless.Why kill her???

Same question to ask of every woman who gets an abortion.

26 posted on 07/14/2012 5:13:46 AM PDT by exit82
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To: conservative sympathizer

Agreed.

Another sad thing is, given the state of laws today, the “father” would have to pay for and be responsible for the financial well-being of his “daughter” no matter who the DNA father is.

No sanction on the part of the straying wife, no responsibility for the biological father to contribute financially or anything—the non-DNA father must pay.

The husband is the one that gets screwed when the wife steps outside the marriage and has a kid with another man.


27 posted on 07/14/2012 6:48:13 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Randy Larsen

you feel sorry for this loser? He was never alive inside.


28 posted on 07/14/2012 1:00:30 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
you feel sorry for this loser? He was never alive inside.

Not even close! Just trying to explain a possible reason for his terrible reaction.

He's scum to me too...

29 posted on 07/14/2012 1:54:32 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: BenLurkin

I can understand that this man would feel angry and betrayed. But to kill this child, particularly in such a horrible, violent way is not understandable. It’s cruel and evil. I could cry.


30 posted on 07/14/2012 2:00:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: yldstrk

I didn’t read the article closely enough apparently because there is some more info I didn’t catch the first time around that upset me too.

Now I understand the questions to my response.


31 posted on 07/14/2012 2:01:50 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: Hulka

no you are incorrect about that, he is merely a presumed father or a legal dad. As soon as the dna results are known, he has no further obligation to support. Of course if he is a decent person, he realizes it is not the child’s fault, and the child regards him as her father and she still loves him.

I have heard terrible things, like dad driving the child across several states and dropping her off at mom’s never to be heard from again. Men are ignoramuses when it comes to emotions, if they are all wrapped up in their ego like this narcissist.


32 posted on 07/14/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Hulka
The husband is the one that gets screwed when the wife steps outside the marriage and has a kid with another man.

Ever see the movie "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"?

33 posted on 07/14/2012 2:50:58 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: conservative sympathizer
"The mother was responsible to some extent."

no the mother was not responsible in any way...

a man...a FATHER....brutally murders a little girl and her mother....

stop with the ridiculous excuses....

daddy dearest is an evil murderer....

34 posted on 07/14/2012 6:31:06 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: conservative sympathizer
"The mother was responsible to some extent."

no the mother was not responsible in any way...

a man...a FATHER....brutally murders a little girl and her mother....

stop with the ridiculous excuses....

daddy dearest is an evil murderer....

35 posted on 07/14/2012 6:31:29 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: Hulka

when I hear the excuse making and the “poor me” whining after a horrific double murder and the blaming of the victims, I feel so sorry for the human race....even here on FR, we’ve got people who can’t see the forest for the trees when it comes to crime, even murder...


36 posted on 07/14/2012 6:38:42 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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