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Nov 2, 2009 5:36 PM by Associated Press

Woman hit with car by Iraqi father dies

Authorities say a 20-year-old woman from Iraq whose father allegedly hit her with his car in a Phoenix suburb has died from her injuries.

Noor Faleh Almaleki had been in a local hospital since Oct. 20. Peoria police spokesman Mike Tellef says she died Monday.

Family members say Faleh Hassan Almaleki believed his daughter had become too Westernized and was not living according to his traditional Iraqi values.

Faleh Almaleki fled after the attack but was arrested Thursday when he arrived at Atlanta's airport, where he was sent from the United Kingdom after authorities denied him entrance.

He was returned to Arizona last weekend. Tellef says the charges will be upgraded in light of his daughter's death.

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