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Attorneys began discussing a possible plea deal for an Iraqi immigrant accused of killing his daughter because he believed she was too Westernized, but failed to come to an agreement Wednesday.

The talks involving Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 50, lasted for hours at a closed-door meeting in Maricopa County Superior Court. His trial is set for Jan. 18.

Almaleki has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.


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