Parents of slain Mass. teen to testify on bills
BOSTON (AP) -- The parents of a Wayland teen who was killed by a former boyfriend plan to ask state lawmakers to require dating violence prevention as part of health and sexual education programs in public schools.
Dr. Malcolm Astley, a retired principal and school committee member, and Mary Dunne, a pre-kindergarten teacher, are scheduled to testify on Tuesday before the Legislature's Education Committee.
The body of 18-year-old Lauren Dunne Astley was found in a marshy area of Wayland in July 2011. Prosecutors said she had been stabbed and strangled.
Her former high school boyfriend, Nathaniel Fujita, was convicted in March of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.
The committee is considering several bills related to violence prevention and sex education in schools.