Jordanian Man Murders His Pregnant Sister on His Wedding Day

In Amman, Jordan, charges have been filed against a man charged with shooting to death his pregnant sister to cleanse the family honor, after she got married without their approval. 

Prosecutor Jihad al-Diridi filed charges against the brother who shot his sister in the head and abdomen on his own wedding day. His sister had reconciled with her parents, who invited her to the wedding.

The woman’s husband was beaten by two other brothers.

An average of 20 Jordanian women are murdered each year by male relatives in ‘honor killings.’ via Straits Times/AP