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‘I want people to know what really happened’: ‘One Million Hijabs’ victim WAS planning to divorce husband and move to Texas reveals brother
- Documents reveal family was in turmoil before the murder
- Authorities examining suspicious text message sent to daughter
- Threatening note that read ‘go back to your own country’ previously dismissed as a prank
An Iraqi-born mother-of-five who was bludgeoned to death in her California home was planning to divorce her husband and move to Texas with their children, her brother has revealed.
The death ofÂ Shaima Alawadi, 32, was last month reported as a possible ‘hate crime’ but police have recently turned their investigation to her family, according to court documents, as they continue to seek her killer.
Alawadi was found beaten to death with a tire iron in her San Diego home alongside a note that read: ‘Go back to your own country you terrorist.’
Attack: Shaima Alawadi, left, was found close to death by her 17-year-old daughter Fatima Al Himidi, right
Final journey: Family and friends escort Mrs Alawadi’s body to a waiting hearse following a memorial service in California
Husband: Shaima was reportedly about to file for divorce from her Kassim Alhimidi (right) shown speaking during a service in Lakeside, California. He’s joined by son Mohammed Alhimidi
But her brotherÂ Hass AlawadiÂ has spoken saying he hopes the truth will be uncovered.
‘I want people to know what really happened,’ he told the San Diego Union-Tribune. ‘We hope for the best, hope for it to come out. I hope they found who did it.’
He revealed that his sister was planning to divorce her husband,Â Kassim Alhimidi,Â and move to Texas, which Ahimidi has been aware of for a while.
This news comes to light as an 11-page search warrant affidavit submitted to a court by police showed little evidence of a hate crime and revealed that Mrs Alawadi’s family was in turmoil before her murder.
The victim’s 17-year-old daughter was apparently distraught over the prospect of an arranged marriage to her cousin.
In addition, a suspicious text message 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.
The newly uncovered documents show that Ms Alawadi was contacted in November after officers caught her daughter, Fatima Alhimidi, 17, having sex with a 21-year-old man in a parked car.
Suspect? Shaima’s daughter Fatima (right) is consoled by a friend as she takes part in a candlelight vigil to remember her mother outside her home in El Cajon, California, where the teen discovered her mother’s body
Home: The murder took place at the family’s house, located in El Rajon, California
The records state that after Alawadi had picked up the teen following the incident, Fatima jumped out of her mother’s car as she was driving away at speeds of up to 35 mph.
Police have reportedly searched the home of the man that Fatima had the vehicle tryst with, and have removed items from his home in their investigation.
The teenager, who was with her mother in the Lakeside home at the time of the March 21 attack, called 911 after finding Alawadi unconscious.
‘ONE MILLION HIJABS FOR SHAIM
One million womenÂ worldwide will show their support for Shaima Alawadi by posting pictures of themselves wearing hijab headscarves as part of a global campaign.Now as a show of solidarity towards the female Islamic community, one million women – many of whom are non-Muslim – have posted photos of themselves wearing the traditional headscarf.The campaign, ‘One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi,’ has seen women worldwide wear the Islamic headscarf to show support for the family and friends of Alawadi, who was found dead on March 21.On a Facebook group created for ‘One Million Hijabs’, women have also sent messages of support while posting their photos.
One woman, named only as Saroise, said: ‘I wear this Hijab which is in respect to all women who wear it within their own choice, i myself am a protester from Occupy Dame Street left a piece of my soul in Tahrir square and heart in Gaza’.
Another member of the campaign, Lauralyn, said: ‘I am a Detroit school teacher and have been wearing a hijab for almost a week as a symbol against bigotry and discrimination.
‘The support and love from my students and community has been almost overwhelming’.
Ms Alawadi’s family, including her husband and daughter, are still in Iraq, where burial proceedings were held.
El Cajon police have said little about the investigation since a March 26 news conference and did not respond to a request for comment.
The FBI is assisting the investigation. No arrests have been made.
Suspicions arose that it was a hate crime after the daughter told reporters she found a note near her mother telling the family to go back where they came from.
But authorities haven’t disclosed the contents of the handwritten note.
The sheriff’s crime lab determined it was a copy, not the original, according the documents.
El Cajon police have said the note indicated the possibility of a hate crime, but investigators have stressed they are exploring other possibilities.
Those findings prompted demonstrations around the world by women donning a hijab as a show of solidarity towards the female Islamic community
The campaign, ‘One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi’, has seen women worldwide wear the Islamic headscarf to show support for the family and friends of Ms Alawadi.
The family told police a similar note was left at their home weeks before the attack, but they did not keep it or file a report with police.
On the night of the killing, the teenager told police, she heard her mother squeal and the sound of glass breaking but thought it was a dropped plate.
She said she found the her mother unconscious 10 minutes later.
Ms Alawadi, who had at least six blows to the head, possibly caused by a tire iron, died three days later.
A neighbor reported seeing a man in his 20s running from the area of Alawadi’s house around the time of the attack.
Memorial: Shaima was laid to rest in her native Najaf, Iraq, on March 31
Distraught: Miss Al Himidi is comforted after talking to television reporters
The victim and her family left Iraq in the early 1990s after a failed Shiite uprising.
They lived in Saudi Arabian refugee camps before coming to the U.S., said Imam Husham Al-Husainy of the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center in Dearborn, Mich. Saddam Hussein’s troops hanged Alawadi’s uncle.
The family arrived in the Detroit area in 1993 and later moved to San Diego.
Shaima Alawadi was a religious Shiite Muslim who wore a hijab, said Al-Husainy, a family friend, and her father, Sayed Nabeel Alawadi, is a cleric in Iraq.