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Grandmother: Cop killer’s romance with Utah teen caused family strife
Crime » Meagan Grunwald’s relationship with shooter split family allegiances, says grandmother.


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Whatever happened, the incident appears to have brought the family to a tipping point. Both Jerry and Tori have criminal histories, but before Garcia-Jauregui arrived they had also both been on a relatively good streak. Tori last was convicted of a crime, misdemeanor theft, in 2011; while Jerry’s last conviction, for simple assault, was in 2008.

After the Jan. 11 fight, Jerry moved out and was charged in the misdemeanor case. He filed for divorce Feb. 5. Divorce attorneys for both Grunwalds declined to comment on the case.

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Meanwhile, sometime in January, Meagan left school. Jordan School District communication director Sandy Riesgraf said Meagan graduated early, an option she was eligible for because she had earned enough credits to finish school.

Renate said she lost contact with Meagan last month, as did Craig and several other friends and neighbors who asked not to be named. No one seemed to know what was happening between Meagan and Garcia-Jauregui until Jan. 30, when the couple set off in a Toyota Tundra and allegedly killed Wride.

jdalrymple@sltrib.com

Twitter: @jimmycdii




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