UI Killer Professor Planned Stalking Curriculum - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UI Killer Professor Planned Stalking Curriculum

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A University of Idaho professor who killed a graduate student and himself in August developed curriculum focusing on the behaviors of stalkers that was to be taught this
fall.

According to documents, UI professor Ernesto Bustamante developed the stalking materials for his introductory research class.

After Bustamante killed 22-year-old Katy Benoit Aug. 22, the assignments and research papers that were geared toward stalking behaviors caused consternation inside the Moscow, Idaho campus's psychology department.

On Aug. 24, one student wrote the stalking subject matter seemed highly inappropriate and even offensive. Professors appear to have agreed.

Documents indicate a push for changes, though the UI didn't immediately say Friday how materials were revamped.

Documents show Bustamante used the Internet in July to find Benoit's home after she'd filed a sexual harassment complaint.

      
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