Closing arguments tomorrow in VA Tech lawsuit
A trial related to the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech has been underway this week in Christiansburg, and just just concluded for the day.
Circuit Judge William Alexander has adjourned the trial for the day, with instructions to the jurors that they return to court Wednesday. Closing arguments will be heard and jurors will begin their deliberations, reports the Associated Press.
The parents of two of the 32 shooting victims killed in the massacre are suing the school.
They say Virginia Tech officials should’ve done more to alert the Blacksburg campus after two students were found shot to death in a dorm, before Sueng-Hui Cho shot 30 and killed more people in Norris Hall.
They said the school should have notified their daughters that a gunman had shot and killed two people in a dorm room.
The families of Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson are the only families of the victims killed who didn’t accept a share of an $11 million dollar settlement state settlement.
Those families who did accept the deal agreed not to file a lawsuit against the state.
The families are seeking $100,000 each.
Top Virginia Tech officials, campus officers and experts have all testified in the trial this week.
Attorneys for the state have been arguing that officers investigating did not believe any more students were in danger , and believed that the first shooting incident was the result of a domestic dispute.
The defense still has several witnesses to call, but arguments could wrap up today, or tomorrow.