CLEVELAND — A suburban Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his daughter while she slept, saying he believed she disrespected his rules by coming home late and not cleaning her room.
Jamal Mansour, of Rocky River, pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault and has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
The 64-year-old dad earlier pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder in 27-year-old Tahani Mansour’s death last year.
Cleveland.com reports Mansour says he believed his daughter didn’t respect his house rules.
In 2012, Mansour allegedly threatened to kill himself because one of his kids was on a business trip to Las Vegas, according to Cleveland.com.
Prosecutors said Tahani and her father had a number of disagreements before her death.
She worked to keep her relationship with a non-Muslim man secret out of fear her father would retaliate.
WJW reports defence attorney Angelo Lonardo said the shooting followed a fight over the daughter’s room being a mess.
Prosecutors say Mansour told investigators he grabbed a gun, thinking she would “respect” that.