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Prosecutors: Brooklyn Man Ordered ‘Honor Killings’ In Pakistan

A Pakistani man living in Brooklyn ordered the deaths of two people in Pakistan as retaliation after his daughter was freed from an arranged marriage there, prosecutors said.

09/25/2013

Aasiya Zubair and Muzzammil Hassan (credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Upstate TV Exec Gets 25 Years To Life For Beheading Wife

Muzzammil Hassan expressed deep regret as he was given the maximum sentence when he appeared before Erie County Judge Thomas Franczyk in Buffalo Wednesday.

03/09/2011

Muzzammil Hassan, right, speaks with his attorney Jeremy Schwartz after opening statements during his trial in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Hassan is accused of stabbing and decapitating his wife, Aasiya Hassan, in 2009 inside the studios of Bridges TV. The Pakistan-born couple founded the station to counter negative images of Muslims after 9/11. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

NY Beheading Suspect Seeks To Represent Himself

A handcuffed Muzzammil Hassan was escorted from the Buffalo courtroom by a half dozen court officers after a strident appeal to Erie County Judge Thomas Franczyk that failed to change the judge’s mind.

01/21/2011

Aasiya Zubair and Muzzammil Hassan (credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Opening Statements Set For Wife Beheading Trial

Opening statements in the second-degree murder trial of Muzzammil Hassan were scheduled to start Tuesday in Erie County Court in Buffalo.

01/18/2011

Aasiya Zubair and Muzzammil Hassan (credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

First Day Produces No Jurors For Wife Beheading Trial

Potential jurors are being asked whether they have issues with the Pakistan-born Hassan’s ethnicity, or the fact that he’s Muslim and may claim self-defense.

01/11/2011

Aasiya Zubair and Muzzammil Hassan (credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Jury Selection To Begin In NY Beheading Case

Prosecution and defense lawyers expected it would take longer than usual to seat 12 jurors for Muzzammil Hassan’s trial because of media attention the case has received since February 2009.

01/10/2011

Aasiya Zubair and Muzzammil Hassan (credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutors In NY Beheading Question Defense Plans

Lawyers in the case against Muzzammil Hassan were in Erie County Court Friday for a final conference in advance of Hassan’s second-degree murder trial. Jury selection starts Monday.

01/07/2011

Aasiya Zubair and Muzzammil Hassan (credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers To Meet In Advance Of NY Beheading Trial

Defense and prosecution lawyers were expected to discuss jury selection and other housekeeping matters during a conference Tuesday in Erie County Court in Buffalo.

01/04/2011

Aasiya Zubair and Muzzammil Hassan (credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

NY Man Accused Of Beheading Wife: Jailers Beat Me

Aasiya Hassan was killed in 2009 inside the TV station she and her husband established to promote cultural understanding. She had recently filed for divorce.

11/18/2010