Iraqi man's murder trial now in hands of Ariz jury

The murder trial of an Iraqi immigrant accused of fatally running down his daughter with an SUV in 2009 is in the hands of an Arizona jury.

A Maricopa County Superior Court jury is scheduled to begin deliberations Tuesday after getting the case Monday.

Prosecutors accuse 50-year-old Faleh Almaleki of intentionally targeting his daughter because she had brought the family dishonor by becoming too Westernized.

Defense attorneys argue that Almaleki ran over his 20-year-old daughter, Noor, and injured her 41-year-old friend by accident. The victims were run over in October 2009 in a Peoria parking lot. The older woman survived.

Almaleki chose not to testify in his trial. He pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident.