Wednesday, January 16, 2008
One of the teen sisters shot and left for dead in a taxicab dialed 911 for help, telling the operator “I’m dying,” according to a call released by Texas police on Wednesday.
Amina Yaser Said, 18, and Sarah Yaser Said, 17, were found dead in a parking lot on New Year’s Day in Irving, Texas. The first call, made at 7:33 p.m. on Jan. 1 and determined to be made by Sarah Said, was dialed from a cell phone from an unknown location, according to police. Sarah can be heard telling the operator repeatedly “I’m dying.”The second call came in at 8:30 p.m., reporting a suspicious circumstance at a hotel in the Irving area. (Below is a slideshow of Amina and Sarah Said during happier times.)
A manhunt continues for the girls’ father, Yaser Abdul Said, 50, wanted in connection with the slayings. A capital murder warrant has been issued for Said.
Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading an arrest and indictment.
Police documents show that Said had threatened to hurt one of the girls for dating a non-Muslim boy.
Patricia Said, the girls mother, wants her husband brought to justice. She and her son plan to remain in hiding until her husband is caught.
The family had some previous domestic problems, police said.