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Lawsuit against Va. ex-sheriff, ex-deputy settled

Thursday - 5/24/2012, 12:52pm  ET

ROANOKE, Va. - The estate of a former Franklin County deputy's wife has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against him and a former sheriff.

An attorney for Jennifer Agee's estate, Matt Broughton, tells The Roanoke Times ( http://bit.ly/KtDXKE) that a circuit judge in Rocky Mountain approved the settlement Thursday.

Agee's children will receive $900,000 under the settlement. The lawsuit had sought $20 million in damages.

Agee's ex-husband, former Deputy Jonathan Agee, is charged with fatally shooting her at a Roanoke convenience store on May 30, 2011. He's charged with shooting and wounding a State Police trooper while attempting to flee.

The lawsuit claimed former Sheriff Ewell Hunt didn't warn authorities that his deputy was armed and had threatened to kill Jennifer Agee.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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