Cleveland, Ohio – A Rocky River father acknowledged that he fatally shot his 27-year-old daughter on Tuesday because she ignored his rules and came home late and failed to clean up her room.
Jamal Mansour pleaded guilty to involuntary killing a 27-year-old Tahani Mansour, a pharmacist at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center. In addition, Tahani Mansour was the youngest of seven kids.
Nancy Margaret Russo Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge sentenced him to 22 years in prison. Prosecutors and defense attorneys recommended Russo sentence him to between 15 and 25 years.
Mansour cried during the hearing. He said sorry to his family members who leaked in the seats in the back of the courtroom. He waved to them and blew them a kiss as he left the courtroom in manacles.
He said through tears “I hope that they can forgive me. I miss her so much. I wish I was the one that was dead.”
Defense attorney Angelo Lonardo said that Mansour, who owns numerous gas stations in Northeast Ohio, spent his life providing for his family and had no criminal history or any previous claims of abusing his children.
Leonardo said: “All his life he’s been an ideal father. He was always working and he worked very hard for his children.”
Andrew Rogalski Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor said the father and daughter had several issues with each other in the months prior to the shooting.
He said Tahani had been dating a non-Muslim boyfriend for about a month and tried to keep it a secret from her father who would not have approved.
“When she was with him, she had to pretend like she was with other people,” Rogalski said. “She was worried about what would happen if he found out.”