State Wants Virginia Tech Verdict Set Aside

Blacksburg, VA - A hearing is set forWednesday in Franklin County over the verdict in the civil trial againstVirginia Tech over the mass shooting.

The state is asking a judge to setaside a jury's negligence finding, a first step toward an appeal.

Jurors awarded 8 million dollars tofamilies of two students who were killed on April 16th. Their attorneys successfully argued theuniversity waited too long before alerting the campus of the first twoshootings.

An attorney for the parents says thejury's ruling should stand.

Wednesday's hearing is at 11 a.m. inFranklin County Circuit Court.