Parents of two killed at Virginia Tech want Steger to face trial

VT-APRIL-16RICHMOND, Va. (AP)  Attorneys for the families of two Virginia Tech students killed in an April 2007 campus massacre are renewing their bid to put on trial the university’s president.  The attorneys are seeking a full state Supreme Court hearing on their quest to bring President Charles Steger to trial for negligence in the deaths of Erin Nicole Peterson and Julia K. Pryde. A three-judge writ panel denied that request in February.  The attorneys argue both women might have survived the slaughter by Seung-Hui
Cho if Steger and other officials didn’t delay alerting the Blacksburg community of the first two shootings on campus on April 16, 2007. Before Cho killed himself, he had slain 32 students and faculty in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.

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