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Police release new details in Katy Benoit case

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By Scott Logan/KBOI 2 News

MOSCOW, Idaho (KBOI-2 News) The University first met with Katy Benoit on June 10 to discuss her complaint against Psychology Prof. Ernesto Bustamante.

The university urged her to take safety precautions and contact Moscow police.

On June 12, Benoit filed a formal sexual harrassment complaint against Bustamante with the University.

The school also tried to contact Benoit for follow-up meetings, but could not reach her. She apologized, saying she had been out of town.

On July 6, the University told Benoit it had directed Bustamente to have no contact with her. And she was told to inform the school if he did try to contact her.

On July 14, University investigators told Katy Benoit they would interview Bustamente on July 19. This was considered a high-risk point, and the school recommended she stay somewhere other than her apartment.

Then on Monday, August 22, the university met with Benoit to inform her Bustamante's last day of employment was August 19. She was urged to remain vigilant and contact police if she had safety concerns. She would murdered later that evening at a house she shared with room-mates.

The police department says Bustamante had shot Benoit 11 times.
And eleven high-powered guns and numerous medication were found in his Moscow hotel room.


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