Earlier this year, the murder of Christen Naujoks, a 22-year-old university
student, made national headlines, though the circumstances that led to her
death involved a scenario that is all too common. Naujoks had recently ended
a relationship with her boyfriend, John Peck—but he was not willing
to let her go. In cards and telephone messages, he was demanding and threatening .
Court documents indicated that he vowed to take one of his father's
guns and kill himself on her doorstep.
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