Defendant Kassim Alhimidi prays next to his lawyer Richard Berkon (L) after a jury found him guilty of the first degree murder of his 32-year-old wife Shaima Alhimidi as the verdict was bought down in... more 
Defendant Kassim Alhimidi prays next to his lawyer Richard Berkon (L) after a jury found him guilty of the first degree murder of his 32-year-old wife Shaima Alhimidi as the verdict was bought down in a courtroom at El Cajon, California April 17, 2014. The 49-year-old Iraqi-American man was found guilty by a San Diego jury on Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in their suburban home at El Cajon in a killing that was first investigated as a hate crime because of a threatening note found at the scene. El Cajon is in the heart of east San Diego County, which is home to the second-largest Iraqi community in the United States, behind Detroit. REUTERS/John Gastaldo/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) less 
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Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:19 PM EDT