Layla Khalil

 

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: Iraqi librarian and wife of Binghamton University linguistics professor Samir Alsalihi who had recently immigrated to the United States from Jordan several months ago to escape violence after she had survived at least three suicide bombings in her native Iraq despite undergoing intensive treatment for debilitating breast cancer, but who later took English courses at the American Civic Association immigration center to start a better life in the U.S.

 

 

Cause of Death: Shot to death during a shooting rampage

 

Born: March 8, 1952

 

Died: April 3, 2009

 

Location: Binghamton, New York