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Kassim Alhimidi: Domestic Dispute Kassim Alhimidi Dept: Authorities initially believed Alawadi died as part of a hate crime. Now, they say the Iraqi-American woman was killed by her husband during a domestic dispute, according to Vancouver Sun. Kassim Alhimidi was ordered held without bail after prosecutors noted he recently travelled to Iraq and was a flight risk. If convicted, he could face 25 years to life in prison and eL CAJON, Calif. - There were signs that her traditional Muslim family may have been struggling in the U.S. even before Shaima Alawadi was murdered: Court documents say she was contemplating a divorce, and her teenage daughter was resisting an arranged marriage. The suspect, Kassim Alhimidi, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge during a brief appearance via a video monitor in Superior Court, where the couple's teenage daughter Fatima Alhimidi cried quietly in the courtroom in El Cajon. ( As reported in the news.    . is an independent service managed by genuine immigrants themselves. It is not associated or affliated with any business interest, government/non-gov organization, funded outfit, grants, group, mission etc... just our powerful friends!