Posted on November 2, 2009

Lynnwood Beating Death Called ‘Honor Killing’

Seattle Times, October 30, 2009


In a police statement filed Thursday in Everett District Court, 61-year-old Mehdi M. Matin says more than 20 years ago his brother uttered words about his bride-to-be so terrible the wedding was called off. Both men are from Afghanistan.

Matin was visiting his brother Monday when he repeated the remark.

Matin told detectives he hit his brother in the head with a pipe until he was unconscious and then strangled him with a rope.