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Canadian Gets Probation for Honor Killing

I don't understand this one bit. Not one bit.

Calgary mom Aset Magomadova doesn’t have to go to jail for strangling her promiscuous, 14-year-old daughter, a judge ruled Thursday.

Justice Sal LoVecchio said a non-custodial punishment would be sufficient for Magomadova’s killing of daughter Aminat.

LoVecchio sentenced the city woman to a three-year term of probation.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not seeing anything in the story to suggest it was an "honor killing." From the brief description in the story, seems more like it was a case of a teenager out-of-control, using drugs, etc., who got into a physical conflict with her mother. Not that it's advisable to kill one's teen under those circumstances, but really, out-of-control druggie/alcoholic teens can be REALLY dangerous. I don't condone, but can see how a parent might be tempted to kill their kid under such circumstances, especially in the heat of the moment.

TomE said...

I don't condone it either, but a promiscuous fourteen year-old daughter?? It's bad enough she was sexually active in the first place, but promiscuous? I might of been tempted to strangle her as well (even though typing this might not reflect all to well on my character). Even so, I can't imagine not feeling remorseful afterwards.

paladin said...

Um... forgive me, you two, but: are you SERIOUS? "Well, y'know, I'd feel like killing my kid(s), too, if I were in that boat"...?!?

Any memory of what "self-restraint" might be? Should (for example) every man who has the "urge" to rape a pretty (and/or scantily-clad) woman be let off with a slap on the wrist, provided that lots of other guys "reluctantly admit that thoughts like that flashed through their minds, too"? Please tell me you're making sad jokes in bad taste, here. The girl was MURDERED. She is DEAD. She wasn't grounded, or spanked, or arrested, or deprived of her cell phone. She was STRANGLED TO DEATH, BY HER MOTHER.

You seriously don't see anything "very wrong", here? Your reactions would be more in keeping with hearing that she'd been expelled from school, or something!

TomE said...

You seriously don't see anything "very wrong", here?

Actually yes; three years probation is a joke even if what the psychologist said was true. Even if she wasn't sentenced to prison time, she should be confined to a mental institution and perhaps be on a healthy psychotropic drug regiment (if there is such an animal). Based on the sketchy details, though, it's hard (for me, anyway) to determine with any degree of certainty whether it was an honor killing or not.

I never meant to convey that I didn't see anything seriously wrong, and I'm very sorry if it came across that way. I'll try to maintain prudence in the future.

paladin said...

Well... no apology necessary, of course. Were you being sardonic and using understatement? (Maybe your comment, right after Anon's, is what threw me the most.)

TomE said...

Not consciously sardonic (maybe subconsciously?). For whatever reason, the promiscuous 14 year old really jumped out at me, and I had a hard time getting around it (Heaven forbid I should ever find myself in that situation). I believe when a parent looses that much control, then behaving rationally often becomes more of a challenge, even though it shouldn't get that far out of control. She was a single mother, though, which makes it all the more difficult raising a daughter with issues and no father figure.


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