[UPDATED] CALIFORNIA: Hate Crime? Or was it actually an honor killing?

Muslim woman brutally attacked at home. Not expected to survive. The woman has now died. No witnesses. Hmmmm, can’t help but wonder if a member of the woman’s family (husband?) tried to kill his wife and left a note to make police think it was a hate crime perpetrated by ‘Islamophobia?’

10 NEWS El Cajon police are investigating the brutal attack of 32-year-old, Shaima Al Awadi. She was found unconscious in the dining room of her home on Skyview Street by her daughter on Wednesday around 11:15 a.m.

Shaima Al Awadi

Investigators have not named a suspect, but the victim’s 17-year-old daughter, Fatima Al Himidi, told 10News she thinks it was a hate crime Investigators confirmed late Friday a threatening note was found next to the victim. The victim’s family said that note was the second one left at the home in the last week.

Al Himidi said, “A week ago they left a letter saying this is our country not yours you terrorist, and so my mom ignored that thinking it was just kids playing a prank. But the day they hit her, they left another note again, and it said the same thing.”

 Al Himidi told 10News nothing was stolen from the home, and the only motive must have been hate. Al Awadi immigrated to the United States from Iraq nearly 20-years-ago. Family members told us their mother is not expected to survive.

 El Cajon Police say based on the type of injuries that she sustained, and other evidence retrieved at the scene, the case is being investigated as a homicide. (What about forced entry? Suspicious that there is no information about that)

 Her husband must now raise their five children ranging in age from 8 to 17 years old alone. (So she had her first child at 15 years old? Must have been a forced marriage.)