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Memon's parents face up to ten years in prison

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Hammad Memon's parents are facing charges for helping him try to escape the U.S. Hammad Memon's parents are facing charges for helping him try to escape the U.S.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Friday news conference marked the end of the Hammad Memon manhunt. Now, his mother and father each face a felony for trying to help him flee the country.

Memon is accused of trying to use a Pakistani passport to flee the United States before his murder trial in June.

He's charged in the February 2010 Discovery Middle School fatal shooting.

On Friday, authorities caught Memon and his mother in Dallas, Texas. They were believed to be headed for Pakistan, a clear violation of his bond. 

His mother and father are now charged with hindering prosecution. The Class C felony carries a sentence of anywhere from one to ten years in prison.

"Judges look at hindering prosecution very seriously because it's an attack on the integrity of the court system," said Attorney Mark McDaniel. "It's like committing perjury; it's like lying."

Authorities seized Safia Memon's passport in Dallas.

Investigators visited the Memon's family home Friday evening. They questioned Dr. Iqbal Memon before arresting him later in the night.

 


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