Ricci Lawsuit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The widow of a one-time "top potential suspect" in the kidnapping of teen Elizabeth Smart has agreed to a $150,000 settlement of her lawsuit against Utah prison officials.

Richard Ricci died of a brain hemorrhage in prison three months after Smart was kidnapped in 2002.

Ricci was in maximum security on a parole violation and was facing state and federal charges.

Angela Ricci filed a lawsuit in federal court against prison and Salt Lake City police officials, alleging false prosecution, libel and wrongful death. Her claim against the city remains in litigation.

She says the $150,000 settlement from the state doesn't sufficiently compensate for a life that should have been. She also says no one has ever apologized.

Elizabeth Smart was found with drifter Brian David Mitchell and his wife, nine months after being abducted.

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