Courtesy of Al Arabiya News
A picture of Shaima Alawadi.
This week, Kassim Alhimidi, 49, an Iraqi man accused of murdering his wife in El Cajon, is on trial. The death of Shaima Alawadi made national headlines two years ago because initially the incident was thought to be a hate crime.
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Here with more is reporter Julie Watson, who has been following this case for the Associated Press.