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Johra Kaleki found guilty of attempted murder in attack on daughter

Johra Kaleki, a 42-year-old Dorval woman, has been found guilty in the 2010 attempted murder of her daughter.

Kaleki stabbed her daughter in the head at the family's Montreal-area home

Johra Kaleki was charged in the 2010 attempted murder of her 19-year-old daughter. (Radio-Canada)

Johra Kaleki, 42, has been found guilty of the attempted murder of her daughter.

The incident happened in June 2010 at the family home in Dorval.

Kaleki's daughter, Bahar Ebrahimi, then 19 years old, had gone out with friends to a nightclub.

When she returned, after midnight, her mother attacked her with a meat cleaver.

Ibrahimi suffered serious injuries in the attack.

Kaleki had been sent to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation at the defence's request but was declared fit to stand trial.

On Tuesday, Quebec Court Judge Yves Paradis concluded Kaleki was not suffering from a psychotic episode and said there is "no doubt" she intended to kill her daughter.

"It is clear Mrs. Kaleki knew not only that her actions were contrary to law but also that they were morally wrong according to the standard of the ordinary person," Paradis wrote in his decision.

"There is no doubt that her intention was to kill the victim."

Kaleki did not react to the guilty verdict.

She was accompanied by her husband and the victim, her daughter.

Bahar Ebrahimi left the court room as soon as the judgment was read out.

Kaleki will remain out on bail until her sentence is handed down.

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