Summary: professor at Villanova University who specialized in Middle Eastern affairs and had one book already published with another in the works, but who was charged with second-degree murder after allegedly cutting the throat of her 6-month-old daughter Raya Donagi (who suffered Down syndrome), and who had been on a suicide watch since being jailed.
Cause of Death: Suicide by asphyxiation
Born: July 14, 1965
Died: August 30, 2003
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota