A Dorval mother who was found guilty of attempted murder afterattacking her daughter with a meat cleaver was sentenced to three years in prison at the Montreal courthouse on Tuesday.
Johra Kaleki, 44, attacked her then 19-year-old daughter, Bahar Ebrahimi, in 2010 when she came home in the early morning after being out all night.
Kaleki was found guilty last March after Quebec Court Judge Yves Paradis rejected the defence’s argument that Kaleki was criminally not responsible for her actions given a “temporary psychotic disorder.”
On Tuesday, Paradis sentenced her to three years in prison, with 100 days being deducted for time she’s already spent in custody.
Last November, the Crown had recommended Kaleki be detained for 10 years, while defence lawyer Isabel Schurman asked Paradis to consider a three-year suspended sentence with community work.
Kaleki has testified that she doesn’t remember what happened that night in 2010. She’s also said she doesn’t remember being interrogated by police afterward, during which she recalled the attack in significant detail and expressed remorse.