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Jury Awards $4 to Family of Man Fatally Shot by Sheriff’s Deputy in his Own Garage

A federal court jury found the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office partially liable in the January 2014 fatal shooting of Gregory Hill Jr. in the garage of his home, but damages awarded to Hill’s family amount to 4 cents.

After four days of testimony, evidence and attorneys’ arguments, the jury deliberated about 10 hours before finding on Thursday that St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, in his official capacity, was negligent but was only 1 percent liable.

The jury found that Hill, who was 30, “was under the influence of alcoholic beverages to the extent that his normal faculties were impaired and that as a result of the influence of such alcoholic beverage,” he was 99 percent liable for the “incident and his resulting injuries,” according to the verdict form.

Deputy Christopher Newman was found not liable.

The jury awarded $4 in damages — $1 to Hill’s mother, Viola Bryant, for funeral expenses and $1 to each of Hill’s three children for loss of parental companionship, instruction, guidance, mental pain and suffering.

Because the jury decided the sheriff was 1 percent liable, the portion of the award the Sheriff’s Office must pay is reduced to 4 cents.

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4 comments

Gloria May 22, 2019 at 6:19 am

This has got to stop, hatred acts racial random killings. Please America pray for each person on this earth to treat each other with respect and let it be known that all ALL PEOPLE ARE EQUAL

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Gloria May 22, 2019 at 6:22 am

$4 to .4 awarded to a family that lost a son, father while in his own garage killed. What a terrible thing and a slap in the face to his family, especially children.The system should be ashamed.

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Dee Ricks May 24, 2019 at 12:14 pm

Hey … they like it, I love it. Some nut white person will monkey off and mass kill a few if not a bunch of them. I say have at it.

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Shirley allen May 25, 2019 at 11:08 pm

Well…where is that revolution..that Panther revival I’ve heard about..history is repeating itself… we’re going back to our grandparents days and not kicking and screaming either…just gliding along with a “we’re tired of being treated like that…something must be done.. complacent attitude…if we want to see first hand how our ancestors were being treated..just sit back ..it’s here again…

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