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Akron ready to settle search lawsuit in murder case

AKRON, Ohio - There's more legal fallout in Akron over a high-profile murder case that sent two lovers to prison for life.

The city has offered to pay $12,000 to settle a lawsuit over the alleged trashing of the triggerman's sister's home during a police search. Judy Diggelman says that police harassed and threatened her and her husband and damaged their home during the 2004 search.

The settlement must await court approval.

Diggelman's brother was convicted in the motorcycle drive-by shooting death of a man at a gasoline pump. The triggerman was romantically involved with the victim's former lover, Cynthia George, the wife of the man who owns Akron's swanky Tangier restaurant.

The police search turned up a letter linking George to the triggerman.

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