A Warrington woman accused of murdering her daughter because she supposedly brought shame on the family has told a jury she lied to police because she was "frightened" of her husband who she said would beat her.
Farzana Ahmed, 49, and her husband Iftikhar, 52, of Liverpool Road, Warrington, are on trial at Chester Crown Court charged with killing their daughter Shafilea, 17, in 2003.
Mrs Ahmed has always denied murder, but earlier this month the jury of seven men and five women were told she had changed her account and said she witnessed her husband beat Shafilea on the night of the alleged murder.
Shafilea's mother Farzana has told a court that she lied to police because she was frightened of what her husband would do to her.
Father accused of murdering his daughter tells jury she was lied when she complained of violence and being forced into marriage.
Shafelia Ahmed's father Iftikhar Ahmed has told a court that he had nothing to do with the disappearance of his 'bubbly' daughter in 2003.