As investigators look into the death of Shaima Alawadi, the suspected hate crime of an Iraqi woman beaten to death takes a turn as evidence surfaces about the family’s troubles.
Suspected Hate Crime of an Iraqi Woman Beaten to Death Takes a Turn – Released Documents Reveal Suspicions
The suspected hate crime of an Iraqi woman beaten to death takes a turn as the “suppose to be sealed documents” were accidentally released to the public. These documents give insight into the immense conflict that surrounded the Alawadi family. According to the Huffington Post, the documents were inadvertently released Wednesday, when the court staff misinterpreted which documents were to be sealed. The documents revealed that police sought clues in the family’s home and obtained a search warrant looking for paper stock that matched the note which threatened the family to go back where they came from.
Suspected Hate Crime of an Iraqi Woman Beaten to Death Takes a Turn – Internal Conflict Within the Family
Investigators are now looking into other possibilities after forensics confirmed the note was a copy. Facts of internal family turmoil suggest that this murder might not be a hate crime at all. The leaked documents indicate that a relative close to the Alawadi family claimed that Shaima Alawadi had plans to leave her husband, file for divorce, and move to Texas. Moreover, the documents also show that Alawadi’s daughter, 17-year-old Fatima Alhimidi, had conflicts of her own as she struggled with her pending arranged marriage to her cousin and, in fact, jumped out of her mother’s car in November while it was going 35 miles an hour, breaking her arm in the process. Fatima Alhimidi found her mother unconscious after she suffered at least six blows to the head on March 21st. Alawadi died three days later as a result of the beating, possibly caused by a tire iron.
Suspected Hate Crime of an Iraqi Woman Beaten to Death Takes a Turn – No Comments from Authorities
While no arrests have been made relating to the crime, authorities have voiced their unhappiness regarding the released documents. No more comments have been made about the investigation, as it is still ongoing with the assistance from the FBI. However, Hass Alawadi, the brother of Shaima Alawadi, told reporters he hopes the police find the truth behind the crime,
“I want people to know what really happened. We hope for the best, hope for it to come out. I hope they found who did it.”
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Suspected Hate Crime of an Iraqi Woman Beaten to Death Takes a Turn.