Family of slain Utah woman says school didn’t protect her

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a University of Utah student and track athlete who was fatally shot on campus are fighting a claim by the college that their lawsuit should be dismissed because their daughter’s killer wasn’t a student.

Lawyers for Jill and Matthew McCluskey argued in a court filing Monday that campus police could have contacted the killer’s parole officer or kept him off campus after Lauren McCluskey reported his harassment.

She was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 2018 after she dumped him because he’d been lying about his name, age and status as a sex offender. He took his own life after the attack.

The family is seeking $56 million in the negligence case filed in U.S. court.

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