Guilty of murder, but media still tap dancing around motive.
In November 2006, Rohina Abdul Ali was bludgeoned to death in her bed while lying next to her 4 year old daughter. Rohina was an Afghan refugee who had come to the US along with her mother, brother, and 4 year old daughter. At the time, I speculated that the motive, if ever revealed, would turn out to be an honor killing. I speculated that she had found that the US is much more free and decadent than her home country. Her mother was known to be "overly protective" according to reports. Last week, the mother was found guilty of Rohina's murder and was sentenced to 75 years in her death. But the motive has still not been made public. I stand by my prior speculation. This was an honor killing, and the Chronicle is hiding that fact.