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United States

20 August 2002

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — A handgun that a mentally ill man used to kill his brother had been carelessly stored by their father, a jury ruled in ordering the father to pay $400,000 in damages to the victim's widow and daughter. The jury's verdict last month against William Handley appears to be Missouri's first such civil verdict alleging negligent storage of a firearm, the Missouri Lawyers Weekly legal publication reported Monday. In the lawsuit, Kenneth Handley's survivors... (GunPolicy.org)

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