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Parents Express Regrets in Jessica Scholl Murder: 'I Would Have Forbid Her From Seeing Him'

KIRO Radio recently interviewed the parents of 2012 Renton murder victim Jessica Scholl. The suspect, Jarod Lane, awaits trial for murder and arson.

Still grieving for her death and awaiting the trial of her killer, Doug and Stephanie Scholl recently spoke with KIRO Radio about what advice, if any, they could offer to families to prevent a similar tragedy from affecting them.

Jessica Scholl, 17, was stabbed to death inside her family's home in Renton on May 25, 2012. Her body was found after the accused killer, Jarod Lane, lit the home on fire and fled.

Doug and Stephanie told KIRO's Dori Monson in the interview that they only learned later on after her death that Lane, who was dating their daughter for a brief time until Jessica ended the relationship, had a history of violence.

Lane was the subject of a civil-protection order for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female classmate while a sophomore at Renton's Hazen High School.

"I can't help but think there would be something different now," said Doug, who wishes parents had been notified about the accusation against Lane upon his transfer. "I would have forbid her from seeing him."

For more of the interview, click here.

Lane awaits trial for murder and arson. A case hearing has been scheduled for May 8.

Previous Coverage:

  • , Dec. 29, 2012
  • , Dec. 13, 2012
  • Scholl Family Rebuilds Following Daughter's Brutal Murder, Nov. 15, 2012
  • October is 'Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month' in Renton, Oct. 2, 2012
  • UPDATE: Jarod Lane Pleads 'Not Guilty' In Death Of Jessica Scholl, June 13, 2012
  • Jarod Lane's Arraignment Rescheduled To June 13, June 12, 2012
  • , June 8, 2012
  • Remembering Jessica Scholl, June 7, 2012
  • UPDATED: Family Thankful To Renton Police And Others, May 28, 2012


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