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City of Peoria agrees to pay $1.5 million to family of woman killed in murder-suicide

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The Peoria City Council has approved a $1.5 million settlement with the family of Kayla Fannon, a woman killed by her ex-boyfriend in a murder-suicide last year.

Fannon's estate filed a lawsuit claiming a Peoria police officer had probable cause to arrest her ex-boyfriend and failed to do so.

In body camera video fannon can be seen showing the officer messages David Jenkins sent threatening to kill her. The responding officer promised the distraught woman he would arrest Jenkins that very night. But, that didn't happen. And the next day, Fannon's ex made good on his threats shooting her before taking his own life.

Now, as part of the settlement, the city will pay her estate $890,000 and insurance will pay another $600,000.

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