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Sex offender lurked for days before killing Utah student


October 26, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sex offender parolee who killed a University of Utah student and track athlete had been lurking on campus for days trying to confront the woman who had broken up with him weeks earlier when she discovered his criminal background, authorities said Thursday.

Melvin Rowland, 37, spent the hours before the fatal shooting Monday in victim Lauren McCluskey's dorm building socializing with her friends, university police chief Dale Brophy said.

He later confronted the 21-year-old McCluskey in the parking lot, dragged her into a car and shot her multiple times in the back s...

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