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‘Honour killing' dad faces 18 years in prison

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A man in Sweden has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering his daughter in a so-called honour killing.

Subhi Othman, who admitted to stabbing his daughter to death in November last year, was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison by the district court in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

After killing his daughter on the stairs of the family home, Othman gave himself up to the police.

When police arrived on the scene, they found his daughter lying in the foetal position at the bottom of the stairs. She had been stabbed 53 times.

During questioning, Othman claimed he saw no other solution as his daughter was leading what he viewed as an ‘indecent' lifestyle.

According to tabloid Aftonbladet, Othman began hating his daughter after her husband had filed for divorce. Behind this was a rumour of infidelity.

The 21-year-old woman and her three-year-old daughter had moved from Gothenburg to Katrineholm, in central Sweden, to live with her parents following the divorce.

The court found that the murder had been premeditated and especially brutal.

The man will be extradited from Sweden as soon as he has served his sentence.

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