Yaser Abdel Said

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Yaser Abdel Said (pronounced SIGH-EED; born January 27, 1957) is an Egyptian-American taxi cab driver from Texas. He was captured on August 26, 2020 for the capital murders of his daughters Sarah (born 1990) and Amina (born 1989).[1]

Said killed the two daughters on January 1, 2008. He was pretending to take them out to eat. Sarah dialed 911 and warned them that her dad had shot them. Yaser went on the run for twelve years.[2] Yaser, before his arrest, was one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted.

The murders were called an "honor killing".[3]

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  1. "Yaser Said Family Members Charged with Concealing". The United States Attorney's Office. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  2. "Texas Father, One of FBI's Most Wanted Fugitives is Arrested". The CBS News. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  3. "For Years, Friends Say the Slain Sisters Lived with Their Father's Threat of Violence and Abuse". The Dallas News. Retrieved September 12, 2020.