EL CAJON — The brother of a slain Iraqi-American woman said Thursday that she had been planning to divorce her husband and move to Texas with her children for some time before she was fatally beaten last month.
Shaima Alawadi — Photo courtesy of Al Arabiya News
Hours after Shaima Alawadi, the 32-year-old mother of five, was attacked in her Skyview Street home in El Cajon, investigators found blank divorce forms in her Ford Explorer. One form requesting a waiver of court fees was filled out with her handwritten name, address and phone number, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained this week.
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The search warrant, filed at El Cajon Superior Court, was the first public acknowledgement of turmoil within the family.