Woman charged in fatal hit and run

The woman accused of leaving a man to to die on Bronson Ave. last week is the sister of a man who was also left to die — stabbed and bleeding — in an Ottawa park 10 years ago.

Layla Farook Aman, 24, was just 14 when her brother Tareq Farook Aman, 19, was stabbed to death Sept. 28 in Medhurst Park in the city’s west side.

Cops initially suspected it was an anti-Muslim hate crime, or gang-related.

It turned out it was an alcohol-fuelled altercation that began in a bar.

Layla Aman is the same “person of interest” questioned by cops Friday in the hit-and-run death of Dan Miller last week.

Miller, 22, from Stratford, was struck while crossing Bronson near Somerset St. W around 3:18 a.m. Aug. 17 and suffered serious injuries.

About five hours later, he died in hospital.

The car believed to have struck Miller is a black Nissan Maxima — tracked down the day after his death thanks to tips from the public.

Cops said Aman went to the police station on Greenbank Rd. just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

She’s charged with fail to remain causing death and released on a promise to appear in court Oct. 3.

Three men were convicted in Tareq Aman’s death.

Erick Iozzo served eight months of a three-year sentence for manslaughter; Ryan Parent was given an 18-month conditional term and one year of probation, while Derek Golan had strict bail conditions for three years.

Aman’s parents, Farook and Marie Denise, who also goes by Mariam and Miriam, spoke to the Sun dozens of times throughout their ordeal.

“I will never forgive those guys for what they did to my son,” Marie Denise told the Sun in November 2004.

“A part of me died when Tareq died.”

Marie Denise Aman is a client advisor for the federal government’s translation bureau in Gatineau.

Farook Aman used to work as vice-president of an international company but after his son’s death, suffered health problems.

Layla has another brother, Amir-Hamza Aman, who is now about 31.



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