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Pakistanis dead; got 'blood money' in CIA killing

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An ambulance removes dead bodies of shooting victims from a house in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday, April 30, 2012. (AP) An ambulance removes dead bodies of shooting victims from a house in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday, April 30, 2012. (AP)

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police say the widow and mother-in-law of one of two Pakistani men shot and killed by a CIA contractor last year have been murdered in the eastern city of Lahore.

It appears Monday's killings may have been related to the large amount of "blood money" Zohra Haider received to pardon her husband's killer, Raymond Davis.

Police officer Athar Waheed says Haider's father, Shahzad Butt, is suspected of killing her and her mother, Nabeela Bibi.

Waheed says Haider wanted to remarry and was supported by her mother. But her father opposed the move, possibly because she would take her fortune with her.

Butt allegedly shot and killed his wife and daughter after an argument over the issue.

Waheed said the shooter escaped.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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