1. Campus Tragedy

    Hofstra Killer Had Criminal Record

    This undated photo provided by the Nassau County Police Department shows Dalton Smith of Hempstead, N.Y. On Saturday, May 18, 2013, police identified Smith the alleged home invader involved in the fatal slaying of a New York college student early Friday morning. Police say that Smith, who was currently on parole for robbery in the first degree, was the person attempting to rob the off-campus home where Andrea Rebello was shot and killed. (AP Photo/Nassau County Police Department)

    Dalton Smith of Hempstead, N.Y. (Nassau County Police Department/AP)

    The man who broke into the Long Island home near Hofstra University and took its residents hostage before a gunfight with police that left him and one of the female students dead had an extensive criminal record, according to The New York Times. Dalton Smith, 30, also a Long Island resident, was wanted for violating parole on a robbery conviction. Smith was killed during the gun battle, as was a 20-year-old junior Andrea Rebello—who lived in the home with her twin sister. It’s stil unclear whether  Rebello was killed by Smith or by police crossfire.

    Read it at The New York Times