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Prosecutors didn’t file charges for threats ahead of professor’s killing

In a letter issued Monday to college students and school, the president of the University of Arizona stated prior requests for charges to be introduced in opposition to the previous pupil suspected within the deadly taking pictures of a division head went unheeded by the Pima County Attorney’s Office.

County Attorney Lisa Conover pointed to constitutional restraints for a scarcity of charges made earlier than the educator’s killing and the absence of crimson flag legal guidelines to forestall such carnage.

Dr. Robert Robbins, college president, acknowledged in his letter that directors took a number of actions in opposition to former graduate pupil Murad Dervish earlier than Prof. Thomas Meixner, hydrology and atmospheric sciences division head, was shot and killed on Oct. 5 on campus.

Dervish, 46, was taken into custody that day and charged with murdering Meixner, 52. Police beforehand stated Dervish harassed and threatened workers.  

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