A man from Rocky River, Ohio was sentenced to 22 years behind bars after pleading guilty Tuesday afternoon to the fatal shooting of his youngest child.
Jamal Mansour, 64, reportedly murdered his daughter, Tahani Mansour, 27, as she slept, claiming the intent was over her disrespecting ‘his rules about coming home late’ and refusing ‘to clean up her room,’ according to Cleveland.com.
The nightmare incident happened the night of September 27 at the family home in Cuyahoga County following a domestic dispute about Tahani’s messy bedroom.
The furious father of seven said his daughter often left ‘piles of clothes all over the room and half-eaten meals left under her bed’ after he ordered her to clean.
Jamal Mansour, 64, was sentenced to 22 years for killing his daughter, 27, in her sleep
Tahani Mansour (pictured) was murdered by her father after he said she disrespected his house rules and failed to clean her messy bedroom
He told authorities after the killing that he believed bringing out a weapon would teach his daughter to ‘respect’ his house rules
He cried in court saying: ‘I hope that they can forgive me … I miss her so much. I wish I was the one that was dead’
Back in 2012, Rocky River police were called to the home once before after he threatened suicide when his ‘daughter was on a business trip in Las Vegas’
He told authorities after the killing that he believed bringing out a weapon would teach his daughter to ‘respect’ his house rules.
‘I hope that they can forgive me … I miss her so much. I wish I was the one that was dead,’ he cried Tuesday during his sentencing, the local newspaper reported.
While Mansour does not hold a criminal history of abuse, police in Rocky River were called to the home once before after he threatened suicide when his ‘daughter was on a business trip in Las Vegas.’
Mansour’s defense attorney, Angelo Lonardo, said his client has been an ‘ideal father’ and worked hard all his life as the owner of gas stations across Northeast Ohio to provide for his family.
Mansour’s defense attorney, Angelo Lonardo, said his client has been an ‘ideal father’ and worked hard to provide for his family
The prosecutor said when Tahani was with her secret boyfriend, ‘she had to pretend like she was with other people’ for fear of her father’s reaction
But it seems his daughter’s messiness wasn’t the only thing he was unhappy about in months leading up to her killing.
Several other issues were addressed during investigation, with one in particular regarding Tahani’s secret dating life.
She was reportedly dating a man who did not have the same religious beliefs as the family and was forced to keep their relationship private for fear of her father’s reaction.
She was worried about what would happen if he found out,’ said Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Andrew Rogalski. ‘When she was with him, she had to pretend like she was with other people.’
She died while undergoing emergency brain surgery following the shooting to her face and head
This booking photo provided by the Rocky River, Ohio, Division of Police shows Jamal T. Mansour in Rocky River, Ohio, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault
During Mansour’s sudden deadly rage, he shot his daughter twice – once on the side of her face and once in the back of her head.
She lost her life while undergoing emergency brain surgery following the trauma. Mansour reportedly stayed home while she underwent surgery, when he admitted to shooting her.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge, Nancy Margaret Russo, condemned the crying criminal saying: ‘I bet the last thing she worried about happening to her is being killed by her own father.’
During Tuesday’s hearing, Mansour could be seen blowing kisses to his family members across the court room while apologizing.
The late Tahani had a promising career as a pharmacist at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood.