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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 ( 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.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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