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Father convicted of 'honor killings' of teenage daughters

A man from Dallashas been convicted of the so-called "honour killing" of two teenage daughters.

Yasser Said, 65, was on the run for 12 years after shooting dead her 18-year-old Amina Said, , and Sarah Said, 17, in a taxi in 2008.

Prosecutors chose not to pursue the death penalty. This means that Sayid will automatically receive a life sentence.

Prosecutor Lauren Black told the court that Saeed was a violent and abusive husband who "controlled everything in her household."

According to the Associated Press, Black said, "He controlled what they did, who they talked to, who they could be friends with, who they could date. He said. 

After Mr. Sayid put a gun to Amina's head and threatened to kill her, her sister and her mother Patricia Ownez were killed at the Dallas home about a week before the murder. escaped from, prosecutors told jurors.

But Mr. Said seduced them by convincing them that he had changed, in what Mr. Black described as separate acts of "domination" and "manipulation." 18}