- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah city says the mother of a man fatally shot by police had already agreed to a $900,000 settlement deal when she publicly rejected it.

Lawyers for Saratoga Springs are asking a judge to enforce the agreement with Susan Hunt, who they say agreed the deal weeks before she told reporters that she was rejecting the offer because it would have barred her from talking about the case publicly.

Hunt’s lawyer at the time, Robert Sykes, declined to comment Wednesday. Her new attorney didn’t immediately return a message.

Darrien Hunt was a black man confronted by police and killed as he walked through a shopping center holding a costume samurai sword on Sept. 10, 2014.

Prosecutors ruled that the shooting was justified because the sword appeared real and threatening.



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