July 25, 2013

Kassim Alhimidi Faces Preliminary Hearing Today in Murder of Shaima Alawadi

The State:

Prosecutors are expected to lay out their arguments Thursday at a preliminary hearing in El Cajon for Kassim Alhimidi, who is charged in his wife's death. The judge will decide whether Alhimidi will stand trial.

Image credit News10 where you can hear Kassim's jailhouse denial

The March 21, 2012, killing of Shaima Alawadi initially drew international condemnation after her daughter said she found the note. Deputy District Attorney Kurt Mechals said El Cajon police worked tirelessly to find the truth and found the evidence showed the 32-year-old mother of five was killed by her husband.

Shaima Alawadi was found bludgeoned to death in her home.
A note was found with her body indicating the murder was a case of Islamophobia
Police later determined the note was a ruse.

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