Woman run down by father dies

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By Natalie Flanzer By Natalie Flanzer
By Natalie Flanzer By Natalie Flanzer

PEORIA -- The woman who police say was run down by her father in a Peoria parking lot died Monday.

According to the Peoria Police Department, Noor Faleh Almaleki, 20, died as a result of injuries suffered on Oct. 20 when she and Amal Edan Khalaf, 43, were run down by Faleh Hassan Almaleki.

Detectives said Almaleki was mad at his daughter for becoming too "westernized" and not living according to their traditional Iraqi values.

After the incident, Almaleki, 48, drove to Mexico where he abandoned his Jeep. Officials there found and seized the vehicle.

Almaleki made his way to Mexico City where he boarded a plane to London, however, he was denied entry into the country. The United Kingdom contacted United States authorities and Almaleki was placed on a plane back to the U.S.

He was arrested Friday afternoon upon his arrival in Atlanta and returned to Peoria on Saturday.

Almaleki was originally booked on two counts of aggravated assault, but police spokesman Mike Tellef said the charges will be upgraded.

Khalaf suffered serious physical injuries and remains in serious but stable condition.