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Johra Kaleki found guilty of attempted murder in attack on daughter

03/10/2015 03:07 EDT | Updated 05/10/2015 05:59 EDT
Johra Kaleki, 42, has been found guilty of the attempted murder of her daughter.

The incident happened in June 2010 at the family home in Dorval.

Kaleki's daughter, BaharIbrahimi, then 19 years old, had gone out with friends to a nightclub.

When she returned, after midnight, her mother attacked her with a meat cleaver.

Ibrahimi suffered serious injuries in the attack.

Kaleki had been sent to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation at the defence's request but was declared fit to stand trial.

On Tuesday, Quebec Court Judge Yves Paradis concluded Kaleki was not suffering from a psychotic episode and said there is "no doubt" she intended to kill her daughter.

"It is clear Mrs. Kaleki knew not only that her actions were contrary to law but also that they were morally wrong according to the standard of the ordinary person," Paradis wrote in his decision.

"There is no doubt that her intention was to kill the victim."

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