Author: Mohammed Tawfeeq
Najaf, Iraq (CNN) — An Iraqi woman who died in California after a brutal beating was laid to rest in her native country Saturday.
Shaima Alawadi, 32, was taken off of life support last week after being found unconscious in her living room in San Diego County. A threatening note was found near her body, U.S. authorities said.
Alawadi’s daughter said the note threatened the family to go back to Iraq and called them “terrorists.”
Police said a similar note was left outside the family home earlier in the month, but the family did not report it.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki provided the plane that repatriated Alawadi back to Iraq.