- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Prosecutors have agreed to dismiss misdemeanor charges against the mother of a man killed by police if she completes grief counseling.

Court records show a judge in Saratoga Springs approved the plea deal Monday in the case of Susan Hunt, who was accused of yelling at and hitting officers during a traffic stop about a month after the 2014 death of her son.

Under the terms, the charges will be dismissed in six months if she finishes treatment and does not run afoul of the law.

Her son Darrien Hunt was a 22-year-old black man fatally shot after he was confronted by police while walking around a strip of stores with a costume samurai sword.

The shooting was ruled justified, but his family has sued, saying his race was a factor.



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