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Campus Tragedy Hofstra Killer Had Criminal Record Dalton Smith of Hempstead, N.Y. (Nassau County Police Department/AP)

Hofstra Killer Had Criminal Record

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.

May 18, 2013 4:51 PM