Husband Held in Killing of Iraqi-American Woman

6 years 8 months 5 days ago Friday, November 09 2012 Nov 9, 2012 Friday, November 09, 2012 2:56:00 PM CST November 09, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Southern California police have arrested the husband of an Iraqi-American woman whose beating death last March initially raised fears of a hate crime.

El Cajon police Chief Jim Redman said Friday that Kassim al-Himidi was booked on suspicion of murder in the death of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi in her home.
The killing drew international attention after her daughter told reporters she found a note by her mother's body that said, "Go back to your country, you terrorist."
Redman says there are no other suspects.

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