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$1M settlement in Va. shooting lawsuit

The owners of a theater in Norfolk have settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was fatally shot during a concert in 2007.

The settlement was filed Tuesday in Norfolk Circuit Court. According to the settlement, the family of Thomas Holmes will receive $1 million from the owners of the Granby Theater.

Holmes was in a vegetative state after he was shot several times during a concert at the theater on March 28, 2007. He died in August 2009.

Joseph Reid III was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the shooting.

About three-fourths of the settlement will be used to pay legal and medical bills. Another $238,000 will go into a trust fund for Holmes' 5-year-old son, Dominic.

-- The Virginian-Pilot

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 11, 2010; 9:22 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Virginia  
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