9Sandeela Kanwal, Jonesboro, Georgia
At 19 Sandeela Kanwal travelled to Pakistan from America to fulfill an arranged marriage to a cousin twice her age. After living apart for most of their relationship, she filed for divorce six years later in 2008. But Sandeela’s deeply conservative father — a 52-year-old Pakistani immigrant — couldn’t stomach
the thought. One July night that year in the midst of an argument, he strangled Sandeela to death with a bungee cord. Police say he tried to prevent the “disgrace” her divorce would bring his family, seemingly disregarding the disgrace of life in prison for killing his daughter.