Shafia case evidence

A collection of evidence from the Shafia murder trial in Kingston, Ont.
An aerial photo of the Kingston Mills Locks, where the submerged car was discovered, taken on Oct. 17, 2009. (Trial evidence/Canadian Press)

Wiretap evidence

Note: some names have been redacted in accordance with the publication ban.

July 18, 2009: Intercept in Shafia minivan on way to locks and home from Kingston 

  • Excerpt: "They're lying. If there was a camera they'd access it in a minute. A camera is supposed to be placed outside not inside. It can't take a picture from behind a wall."

 July 19, 2009: Intercept in Shafia minivan

  • Excerpt: "If we remain alive for one night or one year, we have no tension in our hearts, [thinking that] our daughter is in the arms of this or that boy, in the arms of this or that man. God curse their graduation! Curse of God on both of them, on their kind! God's curse their generation! May the Devil s--- on their graves! This this what a daughter should be? Would a daughter be such a whore?"

July 20, 2009: Intercept in Shafia minivan 

  • Excerpt: "That wasn't bad advice. Give me one reason; tell me one instance where I meddled in her affairs. What meddling did I do? Sometime I used to say wear scarf, but you and I both agreed on that."

July 20, 2009: Intercept in Shafia minivan

  • Excerpt: "For this reason whenever I see those pictures, I am consoled. I say to myself, 'You did well. Would they come back to life a hundred time, for you to do the same again.' That is how hurt I am. Tooba they betrayed us immensely."

Zainab and Sahar Shafia in a photo taken five days before their deaths. The image was recovered from one of the girls' cellphones. (Trial evidence)

Cell phone evidence