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| Q: I can just barely
remember the story of
Jennifer Crompton and Mark Smith.
Do you know where I
can find the story?|
| A: Jennifer Crompton, 15, was murdered Sept. 26, 1986, stabbed
63 times in
her Bettendorf home. |
Mark Smith, then 18, a former boyfriend, was
first degree murder and is serving life with parole in the Iowa Prison
39, he is currently at the Newton Correction Center, according to the
Department of Corrections website.
Ms. Crompton had been attempting to end a 10-month relationship with
He used a stolen key to enter the Crompton house while no one was there,
murdered her when she returned home from school that day.
Ms. Crompton's mother subsequently became a national speaker on teen-
violence issues. Here's a 2005 story summarizing her work.
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