JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Jackson State University is facing a wrongful death lawsuit regarding a student who was killed on campus in 2022.
The lawsuit states the university was made aware of the suspect’s, Randall Smith, behavior by the victim, Flynn Brown, and others.
The lawsuit states Brown and two other suitemates experienced a series of thefts involving their belongings, with one of the latest incidents occurring in October 2022.
The lawsuit states that Flynn could not find his iPad and various clothing items in his dorm. He then alerted campus police of the thefts and concerns for his safety, believing that Smith was the suspect.
The lawsuit states that weeks passed, and still nothing was done about Smith’s behavior. He continued living as Brown’s roommate, and Brown and his suitemates continued having issues with Smith.
The lawsuit states that at some point, Brown told Smith that he knew he stole his iPad by tracking the device. Smith confessed to the theft. However, days later, the lawsuit states that Smith took steps to acquire a firearm with the intent to kill Brown.
The lawsuit states that on December 2, 2022, Smith carried out his plan and killed Brown, who was found inside a vehicle on campus.
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