FBI Arrests One of “Top 10” Most Wanted

FBI Arrests One of

The FBI’s “Top Ten Most Wanted” is for America’s criminals who’ve committed some of the most disturbing and heinous crimes. So when one of the ten gets caught, it calls for a celebration. It brings victims one step closer to justice, or at least the closest thing they’ll get to it.

Who Was It?

The fugitive was apprehended by the FBI, with help from the Irving Police Department in Texas. Yaser Adbel Said has been on the FBI’s “Top Ten” since December 2014 for what Dallas FBI Special Agent in Charge, Matthew DeSarno said was for “the heinous act he committed against his daughters.” Yaser, in 2008 under the assumption he was taking his daughters to get something to eat, drove them to Irving, Texas where he then shot the girls in his taxicab; the girls died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Crime

Yaser Adbel Said, shot both of his teenage daughters outside of a motel in his taxicab multiple times. Patricia Said, the mother of Sarah and Amina Yaser Said ages 17 and 18, filed a police report stating that Yaser threatened bodily harm against his daughter for going on a date with a boy who wasn’t Muslim. Patricia stated that she fled with her two daughters in fear for her life and theirs. A great-aunt of the sisters, Gail Gattrell, has stated that the murder of the two girls was an “honor killing,” where a woman is killed by a relative to protect her family’s honor.

The girls had been found inside Said’s taxicab, with multiple gunshot wounds after one of the sisters called 911 and stated that she was dying. After the 7:33 pm call, police could not immediately find the teens. Sarah, the sister that called 911, was unintelligible and hard to understand during the call. About an hour later dispatch received another call about two bodies in a cab outside a motel in Irving, the caller stated that he could see blood. When police arrived, one daughter was found in the passenger seat, and the other was found in the back seat; both dead.

The Arrest

Yaser Adbel Said, 63, was arrested by FBI agents in Justin, Texas about 36 miles northwest of Dallas. He was arrested Wednesday, August 26 along with two others, the suspect’s son, Islam Said, and the suspect’s brother, Yassim Said; both face charges for harboring a fugitive. Irving Police Chief, Jeff Spivey stated that “Even after 12 years of frustration and dead-ends, the pursuit for their killer never ceased.” He added that the arrest of Said brought justice closer to being served on the behalf of the sisters Sarah and Amina.

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