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Lawsuit filed by family of slain Hofstra student allowed to move forward

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MINEOLA, New York — A New York judge says a lawsuit filed by the family of a Hofstra University student killed in an off-campus police shooting can move forward.

Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/1Csfoq3 ) the judge ruled against Nassau County's bid to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit.

But the judge threw out parts of the suit including a claim the shooting was the result of the county's negligence in training and supervising the officer who shot Andrea Rebello.

The 21-year-old junior was shot in the head by police in May 2013 as she was being held hostage in her off-campus Long Island home.

Family attorney David Roth says the family, who lives in Westchester County, is happy with the decision and is moving forward with the litigation.

County and police officials declined to comment Tuesday.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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