A Texas father — and one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives — wanted for the slayings of his two teen daughters was busted after more than twelve years on the run, the federal law enforcement agency announced.
Yaser Abdel Said, 63, was arrested Wednesday by agents in the small town of Justin, about 36 miles northwest of Dallas, officials said.
The Egyptian-born taxi cab driver was sought on capital murder charges since the New Year’s Day shootings of his two daughters, Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18, in 2008 which have been described as “honor killings.”
The teens were found shot multiple times in a cab outside an Irving motel after one of them called 911, saying she was dying, authorities said.
“Help,” the younger sister could be heard crying on a 911 recording. “I’m dying. Oh my God. Stop it.”
Relatives at the time told cops that Yaser threatened “bodily harm” against Sarah for going on a date with a non-Muslim.
The girls’ mother, Patricia Said, fled with both girls in the week before their killings because she was in “great fear of her life,” police said.
Gail Gattrell, the sisters’ great-aunt, described the deaths as an “honor killing” — which are often carried about a relative who believes a woman went against conservative Islamic values on love or marriage.
Irving Police Chief Jeff Spivey hailed authorities for pursuing justice in the case for more than a decade.
“Even after 12 years of frustration and dead-ends, the pursuit for their killer never ceased,” Spivey said in a statement. “Today’s arrest of their father, Yaser Said brings us closer to ensuring justice is served on their behalf.”
Yaser had been on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list since 2014, according to CBS.
With Post wires