The mother of a teenager who was stabbed to death at a Los Angeles school has reached a tentative settlement in her wrongful-death lawsuit against the school district.
While a potential deal has been reached details aren’t being released. However, Sean Rossall, spokesman for the district’s legal office, says it appears to be a “good resolution.”
The mother and sister of Cindi Santana sued after the 17-year-old was killed in 2011 at her South Gate high school. The sister’s part was later dismissed.
Prosecutors contend that Santana’s ex-boyfriend stabbed her during a lunchtime argument.
Twenty-year-old Abraham Lopez has pleaded not guilty to murder. He faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted.