Iraqi-American woman slain in US is buried

Associated Press
Kassim Alhimidi, right, speaks alongside his son, Mohammed Alhimidi, during a memorial for his wife,  Shaima Alawadi at a mosque Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Lakeside, Calif. The body of Alawadi, who grew up in Iraq and wore the Muslim headscarf, was found severely beaten in her surburban San Diego home on March 21st. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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An Iraqi-American woman found bludgeoned to death in her California home last week with a threatening note left beside her body was buried in her native Iraq on Saturday. Family members wept uncontrollably by her graveside and her father asked God to exact revenge on those responsible for her death.

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