FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The brother of a Texas man accused of fatally shooting his two teenage daughters in 2008 has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for helping his sibling evade arrest for more than a decade.
Yassein Abdulfatah Said, 59, was found guilty in February of conspiracy to conceal a person from arrest, concealing a person from arrest and conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, federal prosecutors said. He was sentenced in a Fort Worth federal courtrooom on Friday.
His brother, Yaser Abdel Said, is accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Sarah Yaser Said and 18-year-old Amina Yaser Said on New Year’s Day 2008.
The sisters were found shot multiple times in their father’s taxicab outside a hotel in the Dallas suburb of Irving. One of them managed to call 911 using a cellphone and said she was dying.