Brother faces murder charge in death of teen who shed head scarf

The brother of a Canadian teenage girl who was strangled to death, apparently for failing to wear the Muslim hijab head scarf, has been charged with first-degree murder. Waqas Parvez, 27, faced premeditated murder charges Friday in the death of Aqsa Parvez. Parvez, whose family is of Pakistani origin, was 16 when she was killed during what friends said was a family dispute over her reluctance to wear the traditional head scarf. Her father Muhammad Parvez, 57, who was charged with second-degree murder at the time of the killing, faced an upgraded charge of first-degree murder earlier this month. Waqas Parvez initially was charged with obstruction of justice in the case.