As CrimeOnline previously reported, agents arrested Yaser Abdel Said in Justin, Texas, in August 2020, according to an FBI statement. He had been wanted on capital murder charges for the deaths of his daughters, Lewisville High School students, Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18.

Said had been on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted fugitive list since 2014 after he allegedly shot his two daughters to death while inside a taxi, in Irving, Texas. Police, who called the deaths “honor killings,” said the alleged killer was upset his daughters had been dating non-Muslim boys.

“The male members of his family hid him,” Grace told Fox News Digital. “The whole family was in on this. And I also, and I’ll put it out there, blame the mother as well.”

She had taken the two teen girls away from the home after allegations their father was sex abusing them. Nothing was ever done about that. But then she brings them; she had a chance to escape but she brings them back!

Within a week of returning home, the girls were dead. Said is now on trial in Dallas, accused of their murders.

Said’s defense argued that authorities didn’t fully investigate the crime but instead, focused on Said as the primary suspect.

“Rather than investigating the murders, they were investigating Yaser,” lawyer Joseph Patton said.

Prosecutors are seeking an automatic sentence of life in prison, should Said be convicted.

The trial continues. Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo: Sarah Yaser Said and Amina Yaser Said/Handout]

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