The mother of Shafilea Ahmed, the teenager who was found dead by a Cumbrian river, says that when she told the police her husband could not have been involved, she had lied through fear. Farzana Amhed and her husband Iftikar both deny killing their daughter in 2003.
A mother accused of murdering her daughter because she brought shame on the family denied her murder.
Farzana Ahmed, 49, and her husband Iftikhar, 52, of Liverpool Road, Warrington, are on trial at Chester Crown Court charged with killing her daughter in 2003.
The court heard yesterday from Mrs Ahmed who spoke with the aid of an interpreter.
She denies the charge. The trial continues.
The youngest sister of the teenager Shafilea Ahmed has rejected the suggestion that she was coached by her parents, into denying that they committed murder. Shafilea was found dead on the banks of the river Kent in Cumbria in 2003.
The sister is sixteen and can't be named for legal reasons. She has been giving evidence behind a screen at the trial of Shafilea's parents, Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed, who are accused of murder.
The youngest sister of Shafilea Ahmed has told the court she's never seen her parents hurt her sister. The 16 year old - who can't be named for legal reasons - denied her father had told her what to say, and that she had now turned on her mother because she had changed her evidence.
Both parents deny murdering their daughter whose body was found by a Cumbrian river in 2004.
Elaine Willcox sent this report from Chester Crown Court.