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Miss. Wrongful-Death Case Before US High Court

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By JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a conference for Sept. 29 to determine if it will hear an appeal from a northwest Mississippi shooting range in a case involving the death of a Naval SEAL during a training exercise.

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in January that the wrongful-death lawsuit filed the SEAL's family brought was erroneously dismissed by a DeSoto County judge. The Mississippi high court ordered the case to trial.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Shapoor Alexander Ghane Jr. was killed in 2008 when a bullet fired during an exercise struck him in the chest, even though he was wearing a bulletproof vest. The incident occurred in 2008 during a close-quarters combat training exercise.

The private facility has been used by the military and law enforcement agencies for years.

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