Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sad news from the Northwest

Yesterday, a University of Washington employee was murdered by her ex boyfriend while at work, as part of a murder-suicide. It's a horiffying reminder of the fact that homicide is the second-leading cause of death of women in the workplace. The victim, Rebecca Griego, had obtained a restraining order against her stalker, and had warned people in her workplace that he'd been threatening her, but even doing everything right wasn't enough.

There was also upsetting news from Moscow this weekend - a UI senior was found shot dead in his apartment on Saturday night, and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

It's been difficult to read the newspapers around here lately, and my sympathy is with these victims' loved ones.

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