Shaima Alawadi

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Hate Crime Doubted in Iraqi Woman's Killing

Shaima Alawadi's family was in turmoil, Calif. records show

(Newser) - The brutal beating death of an Iraqi woman in California last month may not have been a hate crime at all, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune in a detailed look at search warrant records. Shaima Alawadi, 32, was planning to divorce husband Kassim Alhimidi and move to Texas, where her... More »

Iraqi Mother Brutally Beaten in California, Left With Note

Shaima Alawadi, Iraqi immigrant and mother of 5, died yesterday

(Newser) - With Florida—and the rest of America—still reeling over the Trayvon Martin case, another disturbing crime out of Southern California is making waves. A 32-year-old Iraqi immigrant was taken off life support yesterday, after being brutally beaten in her home on Wednesday morning and left beside a note reportedly... More »

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