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$5M Settlement in Newark Triple-Murder Lawsuit

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP)- The families of three Delaware State University-bound friends murdered in a Newark schoolyard in 2007 have reached a $5 million settlement with the city schools and state.

The settlement was announced Tuesday, several weeks into a civil trial.

The state attorney general's office says the Department of Education is responsible for $3 million and the Newark school district is liable for $2 million. The state has oversight of the Newark schools.

Neither defendant admitted liability.

The families claimed the school district was negligent for leaving gates to the Mount Vernon School open at night when the schoolyard was a known gang hangout.

Six men and boys charged with the murders are serving prison terms.

The state is suing an insurance company that has refused to indemnify it in the lawsuit.

 

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