During Crown Attorney Gerard Laarhuis’s cross-examination of alleged quadruple murderer Tooba Yahya, the prosecutor claimed that her husband Mohammad Shafia, and their son Hamed were responsible for carrying out the “honour killings” of sisters Zanaib, 19, Sahar, 17, Geeti, 13, along with their stepmother Rona Amir Mohammad. Tooba was questioned about her daughters clashes with their father over western values and about the relationship she had with “co-wife” Rona. At one point, Tooba told the jury, “We are not murderers… I am a mother.”
Wiretaps that the Crown obtained have Shafia on tape calling his daughters “whores” and saying that the devil should defecate on their graves. In his defence Tooba responded that her husband had always been “loose with his tongue.”
The trial is expected to last the remainder of the week.