Couple killed their daughter in January because she had been in a premarital sexual relationship.
A German court on Tuesday sentenced a Pakistani-born couple to life in jail for the “honor killing” of their 19-year-old daughter, who had had sex before marriage.
The 52-year-old father was found guilty of strangling the teenager to death, and the 41-year-old mother was also jailed, as an accessory to murder, by the regional court in the western city of Darmstadt. The deeply conservative Muslim parents had killed their daughter in January because she had been in a premarital sexual relationship, the court was told.
The defense had sought a lesser sentence of manslaughter. The couple will be able to apply for parole after 15 years.