Maclean's magazine has published an impressive 22-page special insert in its current issue, devoted to the so-called Shafia "honour killing" trial. Plus it is offering a 99-cent e-book for the iPad app. Writer Michael Friscolanti attended the three month trial and writes a narrative that gives an in-depth look into the horrific dysfunction of one family.
The story of the murders of the Shafia sisters and their "stepmother" Rona Amir Mohammed, is not just an account of what happened on that pitch-black night at the Kingston Mills locks, where the victims were found drowned. It's also a story of cries for help that were missed or ignored; sibling rivalry and family snitches; passionate young love; and old-fashioned police detective work. And it's a story about a custom-built courtroom, where father, mother - but not son - took the stand to proclaim their innocence.