By Miriam Raftery
April 16, 2014 (El Cajon)—Yesterday the prosecution rested its case in the trial of Kassim Alhimidi, an Iraqi immigrant who is accused of murdering his wife, Shaima Alawadi. Alhimidi’s fate now rests in the hands of a jury at the courthouse in El Cajon.
The killer repeatedly struck Alawadi in the head from behind while she was sitting at a computer in her El Cajon home in March 2012. Police believe the murderer was someone the victim knew and trusted, since she was not wearing her hijab, a traditional head scarf, during the attack.