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Murder Suspect's Former Schools Do Not Have To Release Records About His Past

Posted June 23, 2004 3:55 a.m. EDT

— Prosecutors in the Curtis Dixon murder case have received a legal setback.

A judge denied prosecutors' request to force Dixon's former schools to release academic and other records about his past.

Dixon is charged with killing University of North Carolina at Wilmington student Jessica Faulkner last month.

Faulkner, a 2003 graduate of Raleigh's Enloe High School, was found dead in Dixon's dorm room the day before she was scheduled to drive home following final exams.

Dixon, 22, a freshman from Charlotte, has been charged with first-degree murder. He is being held without bond in the New Hanover County Jail.

Dixon reportedly lived in the same dorm as Faulkner and confessed to a resident advisor. He had prior criminal records that the university claimed it did not know about.