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United States

12 December 1999

Denver Rocky Mountain News (Colorado)

Anne Coakley can never have another daughter. But Forrest Leigh can buy another handgun to replace the one he misfired, killing Coakley's only daughter. That's because Leigh, 65, received a deferred judgment and sentence after pleading no contest to criminally negligent homicide in the death of 27-year-old Tara Coakley, a clerk in the Boulder District Attorney's office. He had been preparing to clean his .45-caliber handgun when it misfired, and a bullet hit Coakley... (

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