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$1.7M for family of shot Md. man

A Frederick County Circuit judge has awarded the family of a man who died in an accidental shooting in 2007 $1.65 million as part of a lawsuit against the man who shot him.

The parents of 23-year-old Michael Abraham Brall were granted the award in their case against Brian Gregory Stone.

Stone, who shot Brall at Stone's apartment after an evening of drinking, was found not guilty of manslaughter.

Brall's mother, Susan, testified that Brall's death caused her to become overprotective of her surviving 26-year-old son.

Brall family attorney Robert Hesselbacher Jr. said there is no expectation the money will be collected from Stone.

He said the case was not about money, but closure.

-- The Frederick (Md.) News-Post

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 24, 2010; 8:05 AM ET
Categories:  Frederick , From the Courthouse  
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I guess peace of mind is reason enough to occupy the court system.

Posted by: ronjaboy | June 24, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

I hope you never loose someone by these circumstances. They may never see the money, but verdict to the family feels the same as a conviction in a court of law to this man killing her son.

Posted by: rlee4033 | June 24, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

A Pyrrhic victory. They'll never see the money and I don't know if it was worth the court costs. Both were drinking. There was a loaded gun in the apartment. One man unfortunately lost his life. He was acquitted. Mom should have moved on.

Posted by: jabreal00 | June 24, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Nothing beats good, old closure. And nothing makes closure more possible than a million dollar, uncollectible judgment.

Posted by: ShovelPlease | June 24, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

" ... Mom should have moved on.

Posted by: jabreal00 | June 24, 2010 1:37 PM |"


It's amazing how judgmental one can be when one has not had to walk in the same shoes.

Posted by: gitouttahere | June 24, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

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