Iraqi woman in El Cajon beaten after receiving threatening note
A 32-year-old Iraqi immigrant was found beaten into unconsciousness in her home in El Cajon after receiving a threatening note warning her to go back to Iraq, officials said.
Shaima Alawadi is not expected to survive her injuries, according to the El Cajon police.
Her 17-year-old daughter found Alawadi unconscious in the dining room Wednesday morning, with the note near her body, police said. The family reported receiving a similar note days earlier, police said.
Alawadi was taken to a local hospital. Police believe the beating to be "an isolated incident," not part of a pattern of attacks.
The suburbs east of San Diego have been a popular destination for Iraqi immigrants, particularly Iraqi Christians.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego