Man accused of trying to strangle his daughter due in court today

Rosie Mullaley
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A Saudi Arabia man accused of trying to strangle his daughter for being with a man he disapproved of is scheduled to appear in provincial court in St. John's this afternoon.

Khalaf Alshaek, 56, is charged with assault and two counts of uttering threats. However, sources tell The Telegram that the assault charge may be upgraded to assault causing bodily harm.

Alshaek is represented by defence lawyer Rosellen Sullivan.

It's alleged Alshaek attacked the woman, who is around 20, at Ches's Fish 'n' Chips restaurant on Freshwater Road on Thursday. He reportedly had his hands around the woman's neck, leaving marks. He also reportedly threatened to kill the girl and her boyfriend.

A translator was called in to assist Alshaek in court.



Geographic location: Freshwater Road

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Recent comments

  • Lisa
    April 13, 2014 - 12:29

    "He is in Canada on a student visa and is being held in custody until Monday." Who is on student visa, father or the boyfriend? If the father, who gave him a student visa at 56 years of age? If the boyfriend, why he is in custody?

  • Marshall Art
    March 21, 2014 - 14:50

    The headline says ' man accused of trying to strangle his daughter in court today '. One immediately thinks, where were the Sheriffs Officers while he was strangling her ? Stupid headlines like that were usually shown on Jay Leno to get laughs.

    • Suzanne
      March 25, 2014 - 21:39

      Read it again… "due in court today."