Man going on trial in Texas in 2008 slaying of 2 daughters

Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 10:59 AM CDT
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DALLAS (AP) - A man who evaded arrest for over 12 years after being accused of fatally shooting his two teen daughters in a taxi parked near a Dallas-area hotel is set to go on trial this week.

Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the capital murder trial of 65-year-old Yaser Said.

He is accused of killing 18-year-old Amina Said and 17-year-old Sarah Said on New Year’s Day in 2008. The sisters had been shot multiple times in the taxi parked near a hotel in the Dallas suburb of Irving.

Sarah Said managed to call 911 using a cellphone, telling the operator that her father shot her and that she was dying.

Yaser Said has denied killing his daughters.

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