U of I reaches settlement with Benoit's family

U of I reaches settlement with Benoit's family

U of I reaches settlement with Benoit's family

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 11:42 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The University of Idaho has reached a settlement with the family of graduate student Katy Benoit, who was killed in August by a former professor she had dated.

The state Board of Education is expected to consider the agreement at a meeting later this week, according to two sources with knowledge of the settlement. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because the settlement with Benoit's family is not yet being made public.

Benoit died last August after being shot 11 times by former psychology professor Ernesto Bustamante, who then shot and killed himself. Benoit's family filed a $3 million tort claim in December. The family didn't return a call Tuesday from The Associated Press.

A university spokeswoman and the state board's executive director also declined to comment.
 

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