, Salem, MA


July 20, 2011

Mental evaluation will continue for suspect in Wesleyan shooting


His parents were also in court yesterday and left without commenting.

Police say Justin-Jinich was working at The Red and Black Cafe inside Broad Street Books on May 6, 2009, when Morgan walked in wearing a wig and shot her several times. He surrendered to police a day after the killing.

Authorities said Justin-Jinich and Morgan knew each other since at least 2007, when they were enrolled in a summer class at New York University and she filed a harassment complaint against him. The complaint said Morgan had called her repeatedly and sent her insulting emails, but no criminal charges were filed.

The shooting put people on the Wesleyan campus on edge. Police found a journal in the bookstore in which they say Morgan wrote about killing Justin-Jinich and about going on a campus shooting spree targeting Jews. Justin-Jinich's family is Jewish, and her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor.

Justin-Jinich was a year away from graduating from the 2,900-student college in Middletown, about 20 miles south of Hartford. School officials said she planned to go to graduate school to study international public health, particularly women's access to health care and reproductive rights.

Last year, Wesleyan students helped create a clinic specializing in women's health and named after Justin-Jinich in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.

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