A Snarky Little Weiner Slam From a Commentor

over at Ace’s

This is the most fiendish set-up since Mary Jo Kopechne implicated Ted Kennedy in her suicide. Posted by: nickless

…appears to have been taken at face value by the Tampa police department and the local medical examiner.

…The Tampa Police report claims that Abdallah committed suicide by repeatedly striking her head against a coffee table.

Folks are getting pretty steamed about it. And it IS curious, no? Now, it takes some SINCERE digging to get an actual NEWS report, vice blogs/advocate links, but I got to one eventually that is just full of, “WTF?!?!?”

…Rivett, a former Tampa homicide detective, reported that Abdallah lived with three Muslim families, was divorced because she could not have children and was not allowed to leave the house, Caton told the City Council.

…Abdallah’s brother, Ali Alkahla, had told police he was in Fort Myers when he got a call from his mother about 6:30 p.m. the night his sister died.

His mother told him his sister had been hitting her head on a table. Half an hour later, he said his mother called and said his sister was on the floor and wouldn’t answer her.

Alkahla told police that he told his mother to call 911, but she said she didn’t know how. He said he didn’t call 911 at first because he didn’t realize his sister was not breathing until he got home two hours later. That, he said, is when a call was made to 911 and he began CPR.

Abdallah’s mother, Nafish Kahla, told police through a son who interpreted for her that she and her daughter had argued about cooking and that Abdallah had tried to leave. She grabbed for her daughter’s arm, and Abdallah pulled away and slammed her head on the coffee table.

She then got up, noticed that her face was bloody and struck her face against the table several more times, then smashed her face onto the carpeted floor.

Asked about that account Thursday, Hamlin said: “There’s a medical probability, the medical examiner’s telling us, that after the initial head trauma there were seizures involved,” which would be consistent with such an injury.

“So it could be that the convulsing of the body is what the family could have thought was her maybe trying to hurt herself,” he said.

When police were first called at 9:05 p.m., someone told dispatchers that Abdallah had been found unconscious and unresponsive in the house. Whoever called 911 told dispatchers that she had been cleaning and might have passed out after breathing in fumes.

The first officers on the scene were joined by their sergeant, crime scene technicians and two homicide detectives.

“The severe trauma to the decedent’s facial and forehead area was ‘allegedly’ self-inflicted,” Officer James Perrone wrote in an incident report.

Hamlin said the initial investigation was thorough, but once the medical examiner determined that the death was an accident, “there’s no criminal investigation to be done afterward.”

…But Caton also raised questions based on what his investigator said he heard from Tampa Fire Rescue Lt. Scott Ashley.

Ashley said Abdallah’s injuries “looked like somebody beat the crap out of her,” Caton said.

Conveniently, old Mom has skittered back to Pakistan, or wherever, so there’ll be no answers forthcoming from that quarter, interpreter or no.

This particular (**WARNING! GRUESOME PHOTO**) link goes through the autopsy report and likens it to Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s brain injuries, understandably wondering how a woman remains concious long enough to whale her head repeatedly against a coffee table hard enough to mimic hitting a concrete wall at 200 mph. The brain shift visible in poor Fatima’s skull speaks for itself. (‘m a little bummed I didn’t have to option to NOT see the pictures first. major dad can corroborate my weak constitution in that regard, Marine or no.) The fellow doing the post also points out Fatima’s brother’s rap sheet for assault.

Besides her mangled face, there’s some pesky broken ribs in the mix as well.

(Kind of odd there’s very few comments under the story at Tampa.com. Just sayin’…)

Gosh, I don’t know. I think, if I lived in the Tampa area, I might just be at the Rally for Justice for Fatima Abdallah at 2 p.m. on June 10 at Lykes Gaslight Park in front of Tampa Police Headquarters, as long as the rhetoric stayed on point.

She deserves that much. I can’t imagine the horror.

7 Responses to “A Snarky Little Weiner Slam From a Commentor”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    Sounds like a case of “persons of no particular appearance” to me.

    We had a case like this in Tucson where a FATHER RAN OVER HIS OWN DAUGHTER for goodness sakes! Fortunately, Arizona doesn’t stand for any of this garbage. No self-inflicted tire tracks on her chest, just move on here.

  2. nightfly says:

    Is Sheriff Dupnik moonlighting on the east coast?

  3. Yojimbo says:

    No, he is still here. Our loss is your gain.

    Go Bruins!

  4. JeffS says:

    Eh, it’s just another nuclear family, as practiced under The Religion of Pieces™.

  5. Dr Alice says:

    My God. I don’t believe the police took this at face value. I’m not a pathologist or neurosurgeon, but the chances of someone successfully doing this to themselves… no way.

  6. Gary from Jersey says:

    This looks like something the Onion would write. Jeez…

  7. Michael Lonie says:

    Give the cops a break. Broken ribs are the natural result of repeatedly hitting your head on a coffee table.

    On the other hand, her situation (never allowed to go outside?) sounds highly conducive to motivating suicide. Let us hope this entire family returns to Pakistan ASAP.

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