Lawyer: Tentative deal reached in LA school suit

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – The lawyer for relatives of a teenager who was stabbed to death at a Los Angeles school says a tentative settlement has been reached a wrongful-death lawsuit against the school district.

David Lira tells City News Service that the potential deal was reached Monday but he didn’t provide details. The Los Angeles school board is expected to vote in March on whether to approve the settlement.

The mother and sister of Cindi Santana sued after the 17-year-old was killed in 2011 at her South Gate high school.

Prosecutors say she was stabbed during a lunchtime argument with her ex-boyfriend. Twenty-year-old Abraham Lopez has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges. He remains jailed and faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted.
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