Was race hate murder victim killed by her own family?

Daughter and husband linked to slaying of Iraq-born mother beaten to death by tire iron in California home

  • Authorities examing suspicious text message sent to daughter, 17
  • Threatening note that read ‘Go back to your own country’ previously dismissed as a prank

The Daily Mail [UK]
5 April 2012

A California hate crime murder that sparked an international uproar may have been a killing within the family, as cops turn their investigation to her husband and teen daughter.

The Iraqi family was troubled by relationship issues before Shaima Alawadi, 32, a mother of five was beaten to death in her California home, according to newly released documents that contain little evidence the killing was a hate crime.

Alawadi, 32, planned to divorce her husband and move to Texas, according to search warrant records obtained by U-T San Diego.

In addition, a suspicious text message has led police to take a look at the woman’s daughter, who reportedly had a strained relationship with Ms Alawadi.

While police interviewed her after the attack, she got a text message reading: ‘The detective will find out tell them (can’t) talk,’ according to the search warrant affidavit…

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