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This July 21, 2011, file photo shows Gene Kirkpatrick during his murder conspiracy trial in Fargo. Forum file photo

Judge awards $9.6 million in wrongful death suit of Fargo dentist

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FARGO – A young girl whose father was murdered here by a hitman hired by her grandfather has been awarded $9.65 million in damages by a Fargo judge in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by her father’s family.


Judge Lisa Fair McEvers ordered the award Monday against Gene Kirkpatrick for his granddaughter, Kennedy Gattuso, in the lawsuit filed in August 2011 in Cass County District Court.

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