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Reno Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled

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A murdered police officer’s family settled a lawsuit filed against his killer, the killer’s ex-wife and the ex-wife’s mother. Reno officer John Bohach was killed in the line of duty during a standoff in which Larry Peck barricaded himself inside a house after fleeing the scene of a routine traffic stop.

Peck was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced in April 2003 to two life prison terms without the possibility of parole for shooting Bohach once in the chest with an armor-piercing bullet…Bohach was 35. The 14-year veteran officer died within minutes.

The wrongful death suit was filed by Bohach’s children, widow, mother and brother. The Reno Gazette-Journal has more, including comments from the family’s wrongful death lawyer.