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SEAL wrongful death case to go to trial

Jan. 25, 2014 - 11:11AM   |  
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JACKSON, MISS. — A jury in DeSoto County will hear the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of a Navy SEAL killed during a training exercise at a northwest Mississippi shooting range.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Shapoor Alexander Ghane Jr. was killed in 2008 when a bullet fired during the exercise struck him in the chest, even though he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Authorities say the bullet first passed through a wall behind which Ghane was crouching and struck him through a gap in the vest.

Ghane’s mother filed the lawsuit in 2009 against Mid-South Institute of Self-Defense Shooting, a private facility used for training by the military and law enforcement agencies.

In 2011, a judge dismissed the lawsuit. But the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned the judge last month.

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