ROCKY RIVER, OH (WOIO) - Jamal Mansour, the 63-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his 27-year-old daughter Tahani on Sept. 27, was arraigned Wednesday. His bond was lowered from $4 million to $1 million, on the condition that he use a home detention GPS monitor if he makes bail.
Tahani's brother called 911 for help around 1:15 a.m., saying that his father had just shot his sister in her room at the family's home in Rocky River. Tahani, who was one of six children, was shot twice in the head.
"The defendant essentially assassinated his own daughter, your honor, with gunshots to the head- not one, but two," said Attorney Michael O'Shea, Rocky River prosecutor, during Jamal's Sept. 29 court appearance.
Tahani graduated from Rocky River High School and went to Cleveland State. She had a doctor of pharmacy degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University.
"It was accident," said Jamal during his initial arraignment.
O'Shea says there is no way what happened was an accident.
"Two shots fired with a revolver. It's impossible to be an accident," he said.
The defense attorney said Wednesday that this is not an honor killing, despite previous speculation.
Jamal pleaded not guilty.
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