Chilling 911 call reveals teen screamed ‘I’m dying’ after dad ‘honor killed her and her sister’

A CHILLING 911 call revealed the moment a teenager screamed “I’m dying” as her father allegedly shot her and sister in an honor killing.

After more than a decade on the run, Yaser Said, 65, is on trial over the deaths of his daughters Amina and Sarah Said.

The jury was played a chilling 911 call containing a young girl's last words before death

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The jury was played a chilling 911 call containing a young girl’s last words before deathCredit: Facebook
Yaser Said eluded arrest for the alleged murder of his daughters for 12 years

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Yaser Said eluded arrest for the alleged murder of his daughters for 12 yearsCredit: AP
The bodies of Sarah [left] and Amina Said [right] were found in their father's taxi on New Year's Day 2008

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The bodies of Sarah [left] and Amina Said [right] were found in their father’s taxi on New Year’s Day 2008Credit: Facebook

Some of Sarah’s last words were heard from the back of her father’s cab outside of Dallas, Texas during a 911 call on New Year’s Day.

“Help! My father shot me,” cried Sarah, 17, when prosecutors said her father shot her and Amina, 18, in an “honor killing.”

Said learned his daughters had started dating and realized he couldn’t “control” them, prosecutors argued, adding that the girls hatched a plan to escape their father two weeks before they died .

However, the girls were persuaded to return to Texas after they were reported missing.

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“I’m dying, I’m dying,” Sarah exclaimed on Jan. 1, 2008, during a phone call to the jury in the Dallas County courtroom on Wednesday.

Just minutes after the haunting phone call, the girls’ bodies were found outside a Dallas hotel by a passerby who called authorities.

Said was nowhere to be found, and the 12-year manhunt to find him eventually earned him a spot on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.

He was eventually captured in August 2020 in Justin, Texas, about 40 minutes from where his daughters were brutally murdered.

Prosecutors say Said lured his family back to the city after they tried to escape and fatally shot his daughters.

He is now on trial for capital murder and faces life imprisonment if convicted.

Said, with his lawyers, pleaded not guilty, claiming he was only a suspect because he was Muslim and the investigation into the teenagers’ deaths had been botched.

His son and brother were also arrested for allegedly helping him evade the police.

“It’s wrong when the government generalizes an entire culture, criminalizes an entire culture, fits its narrative and purpose,” his defense attorney Joel Patton said in the opening statements.

“The state wants to condemn Yaser as a Muslim in 2008.”

“OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL”

However, prosecutors painted a different story on Tuesday, teasing a case against Said with 50 witnesses including his ex-wife and his daughter’s then-boyfriends.

“This is a case about a man obsessed with ownership and control,” prosecutor Lauren Black said during the opening statement.

“He controlled what they did, who they talked to, who they could be friends with, whether they could – and how – they could date. And he controlled everything in his household.”

Black argued Said became “angry” in the weeks leading up to the killings as he felt he had lost control of his wife and daughters, both of whom were dating non-Muslim men.

In December 2007, prosecutors alleged that the father held a gun to Amina’s head and threatened to kill her, prompting her mother to hatch a plan to leave before Christmas.

“You will hear in this case that the conduct of the defendant leading up to the murders of Amina Said and Sarah Said became extremely dangerous,” Black said.

Amina’s then-boyfriend, Edgar Ruiz, told jurors about the escape plan, saying that Amina originally intended to go alone, but that he suggested taking Sarah and her mother, Patricia Owens, with him so they could protect each other.

Erik Panameno, who was dating Sarah, said he knew about the plan and had to keep their relationship a secret because “something bad [would] happen to me, or something bad would happen to her” if Sarah’s father found out about it.

“He will kill us without drama or doubt,” Amina wrote in a December 21, 2007 email to her history teacher, Renee Hopkins.

“He just made our life a nightmare. He is a man, not God.”

The girls and their mother went to Oklahoma, where Owens had family, on Christmas Day.

Said reported her missing to the Lewisville Police Department the next day, forcing her mother to call an officer to tell them she was “alive and safe” but was afraid of her husband.

Amina and Sarah returned to Dallas on New Year’s Eve after their mother convinced them when Said claimed he had changed, prosecutors said.

Ruiz told jurors the last words Amina told her before returning home was that he would never see her again.

“She knew he was going to die,” he said.

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Said got the girls into his taxi – Amina was in the passenger seat, Sarah in the back – and wheeled them around before shooting them nearby just before 7.30pm.

“She is asking for help and naming her killer, her father, Yaser Said,” Black said, referring to the 911 call.

Prosecutors argue Said murdered his daughters in an

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Prosecutors argue Said murdered his daughters in an “honor killing” after believing he could no longer control themPhoto credit: Courtesy of the Sarah and Amina Facebook group

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“I’m dying, I’m dying,” Sarah called 911, naming her father as her killerPhoto credit: Courtesy of the Sarah and Amina Facebook group

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