Thursday, April 5, 2012

Police Have Suspicions on Iraqi-American Murder

-In the above post, I outlined my reasons for suspecting that the horrific murder of an Iraqi-American wife and mother in California was not a hate crime.

Now it appears that the police and others  have suspected the same:

"Search warrant records obtained Wednesday in the beating death of an Iraqi-American woman show a family in turmoil and cast doubt on the likelihood that her slaying was a hate crime

Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old mother of five, was apparently planning to divorce her husband and move to Texas when she was killed, a family member told investigators, according to the court documents.

The records obtained at El Cajon Superior Court also reveal Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter, Fatima Alhimidi, who called 911 to report the attack, was distraught over her pending arranged marriage to a cousin.

A search of Fatima’s cellphone records shows that while she was being interviewed by investigators hours after the attack, someone sent the teen a text message that read, “The detective will find out tell them (can’t) talk,” the affidavit states."

There are two pages to the article that can be accessed in the utssandiego link.

Murdering someone is obviously horrible, but I hold that doing so and blaming it on someone from another Ethnic or cultural group is Bearing False witness. I hope that the actors(s) are the recipients of justice.

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