Patricia Owens may have been able to save her teen daughters, but she moved back home with their abusive father and within a week, the girls were dead. Since then, she’s been living a “nightmare” and hoping for justice.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, FBI agents arrested Yaser Abdel Said, 63, without incident in Justin, Texas, on Wednesday, according to an FBI statement. He had been wanted on capital murder charges for the deaths of his daughters, Lewisville High School students, Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18.
Said was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted fugitive list since 2014 after he shot his two daughters to death while inside a taxi, in Irving, Texas.
The girls’ mother, Owens, told the Dallas Morning News that she’s been living a nightmare since the day her children were killed. She’s now hoping that justice will be served.
”My daughters were loving, caring, smart, loved everybody, would help anybody. They were two of the most awesome kids in the world, and they did not deserve what happened to them.”
Owens reportedly claimed she had no idea where Said had been hiding for the past 12 years and she still doesn’t understand his motive behind killing their children.
According to police, however, who called the deaths “honor killings,” the suspect was upset that the girls had been dating non-Muslim boys.
*Previous footage prior to Said’s capture*
Said’s son, Islam Said, previously said the girls’ death had nothing to do with religion.
“It’s something else. Religion has nothing to do with it.”
Regardless of the motive, authorities uncovered a grisly murder scene on New Year’s Day 2008, near the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, Texas. Both girls had been shot numerous times, allegedly by their father inside a taxi cab.