Gender studies PhD student accused of stalking, killing ex-boyfriend

Gender studies PhD student accused of stalking, killing ex-boyfriend


A gender studies Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois Chicago was arrested after allegedly stalking her ex-boyfriend to his Washington, DC, home and shooting him dead, authorities said.

Nijinsky Latassia Dix, also an employee at the University of Notre Dame, was charged with second-degree murder on Saturday in the death of Terry Hickman, police said.

Cops found Dix, 37, kneeling at the victim’s feet, a handgun in her hand, according to court documents obtained by NBC Chicago.

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Hickman, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“He pushed me, and I shot him,” Dix allegedly told officers.

A relative told cops that Dix “was stalking [Hickman] and that she was from out of state but somehow found out where he resided,” the filing states.

The person said that Dix and Hickman had dated for three months before breaking up in May.

Someone spotted the former couple in a parking garage prior to the shooting, police said.

Witnesses said they

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