Chaudhry Rashid, 54, later said he was "very disturbed" and "not in a state of mind" to talk because of the death of his daughter, Sandeela Kanwal.
A somber and tearful Rashid made his first court appearance Tuesday. He was advised through an Urdu interpreter of the murder charge and his legal rights.
A judge also admonished Rashid, of Jonesboro, Georgia, to not make any statements without clearing them with his attorney.
"My client is going through a difficult time. As you can imagine, he is distraught," attorney Tammi Long said after the hearing.
She requested that Rashid's family be given privacy, but said Rashid is holding up as well as can be expected.
Aww... Are you doing Ok Rashid? Does somebody need a hug? Wanna talk about it Tiger?
Maybe I'm finally showing my Melly influence, but c'mon CNN! Honor killers are some of the worst people out there, I believe. Homeboy killed his daughter. I don't think too many readers are worried whether Rashid's kinda down in the dumps right now...