The parents of a Wayland teen killed by a former boyfriend are urging lawmakers to require dating violence prevention as part of health and sexual education programs in public schools.
In the year and a half since Lauren was killed, her parents had begun to heal, but the details, evidence and testimony of the murder trial brought all the pain back.
The prosecution wrapped up it’s case Thursday against Nate Fujita, the Wayland man on trial for murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend Lauren Astley.
Lauren Astley’s co-workers say she talked about being afraid the night she left work to meet with her ex-boyfriend, Nate Fujita. That was the last time they ever saw her.
For the first time, the mother of a teenager murdered in Wayland is sharing the pain of that loss.