Judge Expected to Overturn Awards in Va. Tech Case

BLACKSBURG, Va. — A judge is expected to reduce the multi-million dollar awards given to the families of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre victims by a jury.

Judge William Alexander is expected to sign an order asking that the awards be reduced from $4 million per plaintiff to the $100,000 allowed under state law, The Roanoke Times reports. The judge also set a hearing for June 22 to consider a defense motion to set aside the jury’s verdict entirely.

On March 14 a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury awarded $4 million each to families of the late Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson, who were fatally shot on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007.

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