Tentative Deal Reached In Suit Over Fatal Stabbing At South Gate High School
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives of a teenager who was stabbed to death at a Los Angeles school have reached a tentative settlement in their wrongful-death lawsuit against the school district.
The potential deal was reached Monday but details aren’t being released. However, Sean Rossall, spokesman for the district’s legal office, says it appears to be a “good resolution.”
The school board is expected to vote in March on whether to approve the settlement.
Prosecutors say she was stabbed during a lunchtime argument with her ex-boyfriend. Twenty-year-old Abraham Lopez has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges. He remains jailed and faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted.
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