Iraqi woman fatally beaten in El Cajon, California buried in native country (Iraq)

A 32-year-old Iraqi immigrant fatally beaten in her home in El Cajon was buried in her native country over the weekend.

Shaima Alawadi, who was found unconscious March 21 by her 17-year-old daughter, was buried in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

“Oh God, take revenge on those responsible,” Nabil Alawadi screamed in anguish, according to the Associated Press, during the funeral for his daughter. “We are shocked by this criminal act against my daughter who called for love and tolerance.”

Shaima Alawadi’s daughter allegedly found her on the floor in the dining room with a “threatening note” by her side, El Cajon police said. Three days later, her family opted to end life support.

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