The Iraqi immigrant who allegedly ran over his daughter because he felt she had become too “westernized” will now face murder charges.
Noor Faleh Almaleki died Monday of the injuries she suffered when her father, Faleh Hassan Almaleki mowed her and her friend down in a parking lot in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria on Oct. 20, police said. That friend, Amal Edan Khalaf, 43, also suffered serious injuries in the attack, and Almaleki faces a separate aggravated assault charge in connection with her injuries.
Faleh Hassan Almaleki was angry at his daughter, who had moved in with her boyfriend, believing that she has discarded "traditional" Iraqi values, according to authorities. Peoria Police spokesman Mike Tellef told CNN that the family moved to the Phoenix area in the mid-1990s, and Almaleki was unhappy with his daughter's style of dress and her resistance to his rules.
Faleh Hassan Almaleki drove to Mexico after hitting his daughter and boarded a plane in Mexico City to the United Kingdom. However, when he arrived in London, he was turned back to the United States, where he was arrested. He is being held in Phoenix in lieu of bail for $5 million, CNN reports.