I tell the story of Abdalla Yones and Heshu Yones in this episode.
In October 2002, Abdalla murdered his 16-year-old daughter, Heshu, by stabbing her multiple times.
Pleading guilty to the murder at The Old Bailey, Abdalla became the first person in UK legal history to admit having carried out an "honour killing".
Judge Neil Denison handed Abdalla Yones a life sentence in September 2003.
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