Parents of Lauren McCluskey, Univ of Utah track star who was shot dead by her criminal ex-boyfriend after calling police 22 times about him slam school’s claim that her death could not have been prevented
Lauren McCluskey, 21, was shot 22 times last October by her sex offender ex-boyfriend Melvin Brown in a school parking lot
University of Utah concluded that college track star Lauren’s murder was unpreventable
although both victim and shooter were students, Brown was a convicted sex offender, still on parole
She had called police 22 times to report Brown for extorting her and trying to blackmail her with revenge porn after their break up
Nothing was done and Brown shot her in a parking lot then killed himself
Her parents, Jill and Matt, are speaking out against the college’s claim that her death could not have been prevented
The school should have protected their daughter, the McCluskey’s said in a TV interview, due diligence would have revealed Brown’s criminal record and parole status, Matt McCluskey said
College athlete Lauren McCluskey, [left], was shot dead by her sex offender ex-boyfriend Melvin Brown [right], last October, in a school parking lot. He killed himself afterwards
The parents of a University of Utah student who was killed by her criminal ex-boyfriend after having her dozens of calls to police ignored have spoken out to slam the college’s claims that her death could not have been prevented.
Lauren McCluskey, 21, was shot dead in October by her ex-boyfriend, Melvin Brown, in a parking lot.
She had reported Brown to the police for extorting her with revenge porn after they broke up.
Lauren was on the phone to her parents when he grabbed her and dragged her into a car to kill her.
Jill and Matt McCluskey castigated Univ of Utah authorities for failure to prevent their daughter’s murder
‘They seemed to show no curiosity about his person who had lied about his age, his name, his … he was a sex offender.
‘And then they found out that he’s also a felon. They should’ve investigated.
‘They would’ve very quickly found his parole status in one call and it would … we wouldn’t be sitting here today,’ he said.
The university said it had identified ‘areas of deficiency in the university’s systems and processes and made 30 recommendations for ways to improve them.
‘The university is acting immediately to correct the deficiencies identified in the report,’ it added in a statement.
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