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Victim's family sues alleged attacker

By AP/KWMU

Belleville, Ill. – The family of a girl found last month with a broken neck in a Belleville park is suing her alleged attacker.

Prosecutors say Samson Shelton broke the neck of 17-year-old Ashley Reeves and left her for dead in the woods.

Earlier this week jailers released Shelton on bond. Now Reeves' family is seeking damages of more than $50,000 to pay her medical expenses.

Reeves is reported to be in serious condition at a St. Louis-area hospital.

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