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Student alerted University of Utah she was in danger from her ex-boyfriend weeks before her murder

  • On Tuesday, the University of Utah released documents regarding the death of 19-year-old student Zhifan Dong after The Salt Lake City Tribune sought the release of the records about the case.
  • The timeline showed that the university staff knew that Dong already felt she was in danger weeks before her death but failed to act.
  • The documents revealed that on Jan. 14, Dong told the university’s housing staff about Wang’s suicidal tendencies and informed them that he was arrested after a fight with her two days prior.
  • According to the documents, the staff failed to notify the university’s police department about the violence reports that Dong filed against Wang.
  • On Feb. 11, Dong was found dead by the Salt Lake City police next to her 26-year-old former boyfriend, Haoyu Wang, in a motel room outside the campus.
  • Wang, who admitted to investigators about killing Dong, had been charged with murder and will face a competency hearing on Aug. 8.
  • According to the lawyer representing Dong’s family, they are planning to sue the university for failing to protect Dong.

Documents released regarding the death of University of Utah student Zhifan Dong revealed that housing staff neglected to act despite multiple domestic violence reports filed by the victim.

On Feb. 11, Salt Lake City police responded to reports from the University of Utah police department that a man was threatening to kill his girlfriend. 

Attorney of Missouri man on trial for wife’s 2019 death says it was ‘tragic accident’

Missouri Joseph Elledge murder trial

The defense attorney of Joseph Elledge, the Missouri man who allegedly killed his Chinese wife in 2019, described her death as a “tragic accident” during the first-degree murder trial that began on Tuesday.

A “tragic accident”: During the trial, lawyer Scott Rosenblum said his client argued with his 28-year-old wife Mengqi Ji on Oct. 9, 2019, believing that she was involved in an affair, according to The Associated Press.

Taiwanese Boxer Kills Woman He Met on Tinder Because She Wasn’t a Virgin

A Taiwanese boxing coach killed and dismembered his girlfriend, who he met on Tinder, after he discovered she wasn’t a virgin and that she’d been chatting with other men while in a relationship with him.

The victim, identified as 27-year-old Yee-men Huang, was last seen with the suspect, 28-year-old Gary Chu, on May 20 — one day after she lost contact with her brother, according to Taiwan News.

Thai Man Arrested After Brutally Beating His Girlfriend on Facebook Live

Thai police arrested a man from Bangkok on Sunday after he streamed himself on Facebook live physically abusing his 21-year-old girlfriend.

Chaichana Sirichart, 25, had locked his partner Kuldara Yeesaman in his room in an apartment building in Bung Kum district, where he battered her severely until she was covered in blood and swelling with bruises, reports the Mirror

Top Malaysian DJ Posts Horrific Facebook Photos Accusing Boyfriend of Abuse

Malaysian DJ Leng Yein recently broadcast a troublesome Facebook live video where she told her followers that someone was trying to harass her and trying to enter her room.  

Yein, who has made a name for herself in Asia for her gigs in different cities across the region, made headlines in the past not only for her mixing skills, but also for her plastic surgery procedures. 

‘Obedient Wife’ School in China Shuts Down After Extreme Backlash

Authorities closed a controversial school in northeastern China that trains women to be submissive to men following a massive outcry on social media.

The Fushun School of Traditional Culture, run by the Fushun Traditional Values Association in Liaoning Province, taught what it called “traditional Chinese virtues,” requiring students to wake up at 4:30 each morning and log eight hours of household chores under supervision.