Final verdict delivered in 'honor killing' trial against father

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PHOENIX (AP) - An Iraqi immigrant convicted of second-degree murder for running over his daughter because she became too Westernized now faces between 18- and 46 years in prison.

A jury on Wednesday found that four aggravating factors were true in the case against Faleh Hassan Almaleki, setting the range of sentences if a judge finds no mitigating factors.

The jury also found the 50-year-old guilty of aggravated assault for running over the mother of his daughter's boyfriend and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident. The verdict was returned Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Almaleki ran over and killed Noor Almaleki and injured Amal Khalaf in October 2009. The defense called the incident an accident.

Sentencing is set for April 15.

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