Shaima Alawadi Follow Up
Shaima Alawadi's murder was originally believed to be a hate crime and garnered
national attention as it was right after the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Further investigation revealed that sadly it was a case of domestic violence homicide. She was a young teenaged bride, and she and her husband had left Iraq for America in the early 1990s. They had five children and settled in El Cajon, California.
Her eldest daughter, Fatima, found her mother brutally bludgeoned on the morning of March 21, 2012. The family removed Shaima from life support a few days later on March 24, 2012. Shaima was only 32 years old when she died.
A lengthy investigation led to her husband, Kassim Alhimdi, eventually being charged with her murder. He was convicted of her murder in April, 2014.
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