Dad accused of killing his own daughter and the niece who fathered his child may face death penalty

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A Virginia father who police say shot dead his daughter and niece has been charged with capital murder.

Abdool Zaman, 39, was originally charged with second degree murder for allegedly killing his daughter, Vanessa Zaman, and his niece Leona Samlall, both 18. Zaman had impregnated Samlall, who gave birth to the man's son.

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Investigators say Abdool opened fire on the teen girls while they were walking near the Oakmeade Apartments in Highland Springs around 12.17pm on December 13.

Vanessa's mother, Saveeta Barnes, said her daughter had wanted to re-establish a relationship with her estranged father even thought she had warned he was 'not a good person'.

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'Her biological father was out of her life for most of her life. Vanessa always wanted his love and for him to be a part of her life,' Barnes wrote on a GoFundMe page set up to pay for a memorial site for her daughter.

'When she turned 18, she got in contact with her father. Even after telling her countless times that he was not a good person, she still went ahead and moved in with him... She told me, "Mom, I'm going to give you 18 years of my life. I want to give my dad the next 18." Apparently she gave him her entire life.'


Not long after moving in, Vanessa saw...
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