Texas Man Convicted Of Killing His Daughter’s Husband And Her Best Friend In ‘Honor Killings’ – Oxygen

When Nesreen Irsan, a 23-year-old Muslim, ran away from home, converted to Christianity and married her American boyfriend, Coty Beavers, no one could have predicted the violence that followed.

Within a year and a half of Nesreen leaving her family’s home, her best friend, Gelareh Bagherzadeh, an Iranian women’s rights activist who supported Nesreen’s religious conversion, and Beavers were killed.

While police initially questioned if Bagherzadeh’s political involvement could have been the motivation behind her shooting death, they began investigating Nesreen’s father, Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, after Beavers was gunned down in his Houston, Texas, apartment 10 months later.

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1 Comment

  1. Beverly Brylski says:

    Why are these murders still called “honor killings?” They should be called what they are, murders. If pride murders or vanity murders are too harsh for now, at least call them honor murders.

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