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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio -- A man accused of shooting and killing his daughter appeared in Rocky River Municipal Court Thursday.

Jamal T. Mansour, 63, faces murder, felonious assault and domestic violence charges.

He waived his right for a preliminary hearing in court on Thursday. His $1.3 million bond was also amended to $4.5 million.

The prosecutor in court Thursday asked for a higher bond, saying Mansour in essence "assassinated his daughter." He added that he had fears Mansour would hurt other family members or flee the country.

Mansour was born in Jordan but is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

He and his brother own grocery stores and gas stations in the area.

The night of the incident, police rushed to his home after the brother of Tahani Mansour reported that she had been shot twice while asleep in her bed.

When asked to explain why the father would shoot his own daughter, family members blamed a medical condition; they said Mansour is a diabetic.


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