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State To Hear Arguments In Tech Case

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State To Hear Arguments In Tech Case

The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday in a successful wrongful death suit brought by the parents of two students killed in the Virginia Tech massacre. Attorneys for the parents will seek to put retiring Tech President Charles Steger on trial for his actions on the morning the shooting. The state will seek to reverse the jury’s wrongful death finding in March 2012. The state was the lone defendant in that trial. Steger had been dismissed from the case before trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Christiansburg. The negligence suit was brought by the parents of Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson.