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Supreme Court clears the way for deputy to be tried in shooting of boy with pellet gun

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday allowed parents to press ahead with a lawsuit against a sheriff's deputy from Sonoma County, Calif., who shot and killed their 13-year-old son as he walked on a sidewalk carrying a plastic pellet gun.

The justices without comment or dissent denied the county's appeal seeking immunity for the officer. The court's decision clears the way for the parents' wrongful-death suit to go before a jury.

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