Alesha Ahmed told the court she had seen her parents kill Shafilea
Iftikhar and Faranza Ahmed murdered their daughter in 2003 before dumping her body in Cumbria
Eight years ago a body was found in Sedgwick near Kendal. It was the start of a story the village never wanted to be part of.
A couple who killed their "Westernised" teenage daughter because they believed she brought shame on the family have been jailed for life.
Iftikhar Ahmed, 52, and his wife Farzana, 49, were told they would both serve a minimum of 25 years in prison.
A jury at Chester Crown Court earlier convicted them of the murder of their 17-year-old daughter Shafilea. Her body was found by the River Kent in Cumbria in 2004.
Iftikhar Ahmed and his wife, Farzana, 49 have been found guilty of murdering the 17-year-old, who was killed because they believed she had brought shame on the family.
The verdict at Chester crown court comes almost nine years after Shafilea was killed for refusing to marry a much older man.
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A jury is starting its deliberations today in the trial of a couple accused of murdering of their daughter. Iftikhar Ahmed, 52, and Farzana Ahmed, 49, of Liverpool Road, Warrington, are alleged to have suffocated 17-year-old Shafilea with a plastic bag.
Shafilea disappeared in September 2003. Her body was found on the banks of the River Kent in Cumbria in February 2004. The prosecution claims she was killed by her parents because she wanted to lead a "westernised" lifestyle. Shafilea's sister, Alesha, claimed she witnessed the murder at their home.
Mr Ahmed denies murder and said Shafilea ran away and he never saw her again. Mrs Ahmed also denies murder but told the jury she saw her husband beat her Shafilea and said she believes he killed her.
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