Noor Almaleki, run down by father for being too “Westernized,” dies
Noor Almaleki, a 20-year-old Arizona woman who was severely injured when her father deliberately rammed her with a car, has died of her injuries.
The tragic story made national headlines when it was revealed that the girl’s father, Faleh Hassan Almaleki, targeted the girl and deliberately attacked her for becoming too “Westernized.” The elder Almaleki ran his daughter and the mother of her boyfriend down with his Jeep Cherokee on October 20th. He then fled to Mexico and ultimately the UK, but was denied entry and returned to the US to face charges in what would later be classed as an honor killing.
Family members said that Almaleki became enraged when after Noor reportedly married a man in their native Iraq, she returned to the states to live with a boyfriend at his mother’s home. Prosecutor in the case Stephanie Low indicates that Mr. Almaleki does not deny that his actions were intended to harm and even kill Noor:
“By his own admission, this was an intentional act and the reason was that his daughter had brought shame on him and his family,” Low said. “This was an attempt at an honor killing.”
Bail for Faleh Hassan Almaleki was set at $5 million.