Jury Conviction Leads To Courtroom Outburst


By KMVT News

San Diego, California (CNN) A dramatic outburst in a San Diego courtroom Thursday, as a man is convicted of murdering his wife.

49-year-old Kassim Alhimidi waved his finger, shook his head and appeared to be praying as a jury announced the verdict.

Prosecutors said Alhimidi hit his 32-year-old wife in the head repeatedly with a blunt object because she was divorcing him.

Several people started shouting after the verdict was read.

At least two were escorted away by deputies.

Alhimidi will be sentenced in May.

He faces 26 years to life in prison.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

KMVT Breaking News Alerts

Morning & Afternoon News Updates