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Family: Valencia scared of Rios

Officer Steven Rios has been moved to a mental health facility in Fulton.
Sunday, June 13, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:20 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Jesse Valencia told family and friends that he was frightened of a Columbia police officer with whom he had become involved. “Jesse was worried about himself,” said Lupe Valencia, the stepfather of the 23-year-old MU student, whose body was found June 5 in a yard about a half-block from his East Campus apartment. His throat had been cut. “He was scared of this guy.”

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