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Jury Awards $4 Million in Carnahan Case

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Late Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan.

By AP/KWMU

Kansas City – A jury in Kansas City says Ohio airplane parts-maker Parker Hannifin was negligent in the October, 2000 light-plane crash that killed Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan.

His family would get $4 million under the award, announced late Friday afternoon in Jackson County Circuit Court.

The jury decided on a $3 million award in Mel Carnahan's death, and a $1 million award for his son Randy, who was the pilot.

The trial began weeks ago, and several dozen witnesses testified.

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