Jihan Sindy says her 32-year-old husband, Kadhim Alshaikhi, would not let her sleep in the early hours of Monday morning. She attempted to ignore him and not interrupt her sleep; however, he continued to cause conflict and threatened to take their children away from her. When she continued to refuse to engage in his antics, Alshaikhi reportedly punched her twice on the side of her face. He then took her cell phone from under her pillow to prevent her from calling the police. He then threatened to kill her with a knife while moving to the kitchen and retrieving a knife from the drawer. She locked her bedroom door to prevent him from entering.