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UI To Release Professor Records In Murder-Suicide

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The University of Idaho is releasing the personnel records of a professor who gunned down a graduate student he had dated and then took his own life in what police have called a murder-suicide.

University president Duane Nellis has scheduled a Wednesday press conference to discuss the release of documents related to Ernesto Bustamante. The records stem from Bustamante's 2007 job application through August 2011, when police say he resigned his position and then shot 22-year-old Katy Benoit nearly a dozen times outside her Moscow home.

Police say Bustamante then checked into a hotel and turned a gun on himself. A judge ordered Bustamante's records released Oct. 3 after the university and several media outlets petitioned the court to rule they were a matter of public record. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
   

 

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