Dallas D.A. announces father's capital murder conviction in 2008 slaying of his two daughters

Murderer will serve life without parole for "honor killing."

Updated: August 10, 2022 - 3:00pm

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The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office announced this week the conviction of a Texas taxicab driver who murdered his two daughters nearly 15 years ago as part of an Islamist "honor killing." 

Sixty-five-year-old Yaser Abdel Said "has been sentenced to Life in Prison without the Possibility of Parole after being found guilty of Capital Murder," Dallas County Criminal District Attorney John Creuzot's office said in a Tuesday press release

Said murdered his daughters Amina and Sarah in his own taxicab in 2008. The killer murdered the young women due to his perception that they had abandoned strict Islamic values. 

Said subsequently spent 12 years on the run, half of those being on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. He was arrested in August of 2020. Both his son and his brother were arrested at the same time for aiding a fugitive. 

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