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Court Voids Wrongful Death Verdict in Va. Tech Case

Justices say state couldn't have predicted mass shooting

(Newser) - Virginia's Supreme Court today reversed a jury's wrongful death verdict against the state stemming from the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting massacre, saying that the state had no duty to warn students of the potential acts of the case's lone gunman, who initially shot two in a dormitory.... More »

Bad Tip Led Police Off Shooter's Trail

Cops sought first victim's boyfriend after tip that he owned guns

(Newser) - A false lead in the first two shootings at Virginia Tech led to the critical two-hour delay in warning students that there was a gunman on campus, the Times reports.  After Emily Jane Hilscher was shot in her dorm, her roommate told police that her boyfriend, a student at... More »

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