Matthew Darby was charged Tuesday evening with criminal homicide in the death of Alina Sheykhet.
Darby's attorney read a statement from the 21-year-old man's parents earlier Tuesday begging him to surrender to authorities.
Sheykhet was found dead Sunday by her father inside her off-campus home. The 20-year-old woman had recently filed a protection from abuse order against Darby, who is facing rape charges in an unrelated case.
Authorities say Sheykhet died of head trauma and ruled the case a homicide.
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