Texas man pleads responsible in 2012 so-called honor killing

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in jail for what prosecutors name the “honor killing” of an Iranian rights activist who was his sister’s buddy.

Nasim Irsan pleaded responsible to homicide Thursday in Houston. Irsan may have confronted life in jail if convicted of capital homicide for the January 2012 deadly capturing of Gelareh Bagherzadeh (GEL’-uh-ray buh-GAR’-zuh-day).

Prosecutors say Irsan’s household is Muslim and was offended that his sister wed a Christian and transformed. Bagherzadeh inspired her buddy to marry Coty Beavers. He was slain in late 2012.

Irsan’s father, Jordanian immigrant Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, was convicted final yr of capital homicide in each shootings and sentenced to demise.

Protection attorneys say 25-year-old Nasim Irsan was manipulated by his father.

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