RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The state is asking a judge to set aside a negligence verdict by jurors who concluded Virginia Tech officials waited too long to alert the campus of the first shootings in the April 16, 2007, campus massacre that left 33 dead.
In a filing released Wednesday, attorneys representing the state said evidence presented during the March trial didn't support the finding by jurors. They asked the trial judge to rule for the state.
A jury in Christiansburg ruled for the families of 2 students killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. They said their daughters could have survived the rampage if the Blacksburg campus was warned earlier of the first two shootings.
Jurors awarded the families $8 million, but damages are capped at $100,000 for each family.
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The Wake Forest football program has a new head coach and he has ties to the Commonwealth. Wake officially introduced Dave Clawson as its new head coach Tuesday December 10, 2013. Clawson led BowlingFull Story
Clawson led Bowling Green to a 10-3 record this season and a Mid-American Conference Championship. He was the head coach at Richmond from 2004-2007 and replaces UVa alum Jim Grobe at Wake who resigned after 13 years last week.Full Story