Dad accused in ‘honor killing’ will not face death penalty

A Glendale, Arizona man accused of killing his daughter in an “honor killing” will not face the death penalty, after Almaleki’s attorney, Billy Little, a public defender, asked a judge to take special precautions to ensure the County Attorney’s Office wouldn’t wrongly seek the death penalty because Almaleki is a Muslim: prosecutors said Almaleki has admitted killing his daughter because she disgraced the family by not following traditional Iraqi or Muslim values.