In 1989, he took Tooba Yahya to be his second wife in a polygamous marriage, and she gave birth to seven children, though Rona played a crucial role in their upbringing and raised the children as if they were her own.
We all think of these four, wonderful women now who died needless deaths.
This verdict sends a very clear message about our Canadian values and the core principles in a free and democratic society that all Canadians enjoy and even visitors to Canada enjoy.” This was one of the most criticized quotes by Afghan Canadians, as they asserted that intolerance towards violence against women is not just a Canadian value but a universal value and Afghans like any other peoples condemn the acts of the perpetrators.
Mohammad Shafia was at the Kingston Police station to report that four of their family – three teenage daughters and a purported aunt – were missing.
Police initially believed that it was a tragic, if bizarre, accident, and first categorized it as a "sudden death investigation".
After assessing the damage on both vehicles, police theorized that the Lexus was used to ram the Nissan into the locks.
On January 29, 2012, the jury completed its deliberation after 15 hours and reached a verdict of guilty, four counts of first degree murder for each of the three defendants.
Since the case involved Afghan Canadians, questions arose as to whether or not it was correct, or even appropriate, to call the murders honour killing or simply domestic violence.
While the judge who deliberated on the case referred to the act simply as murder, the media chose a different course when it called the murder "honour killing".
CBC News covered the trials from day 1 and went a step further by publishing its audience's comments to show how Canadians feel about the case and its details.
The CBC stated that the story garnered many comments from the viewers but that they decided to publish a select few.
The Shafia Family murders took place on June 30, 2009 in Kingston, Ontario.