Jordan man jailed for 6 months in daughter's honor killing

A Jordanian court has sentenced a man to six months in jail after convicting him of the honor killing of his 16-year-old daughter. The court ruled Wednesday that the man killed his married daughter because she had an affair out of the wedlock. The enraged father severely beat her with a baton and ultimately electrocuted her in November 2006. Neither the father nor daughter were identified. Like other tribal-oriented societies, many Jordanians consider sex out of the wedlock an indelible stain on the family's honor that can only be cleansed by blood.