- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi will have more time to respond to a lawsuit filed by the widow of a state Gaming Commission agent who was killed during a weapons training exercise.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://memne.ws/2dvvpru) a magistrate granted the request from lawyers for the state to extend the response deadline until Nov. 7. The original deadline was Oct. 6.

Summer Gorman sued the state over her husband’s January 2015 death. John Gorman was participating in a required weapons training seminar in Tunica held by the Gaming Commission when the course instructor shot him in the chest.

The lawsuit said the training scenario was supposed to involve dummy weapons, not real ones.

Lawyers for Attorney General Jim Hood’s office said the delay was needed because of prior obligations and time constraints.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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