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Thu April 11, 2013
Officers Continue With Civil Suit Against Greenland Shooter's Mother
A year after the shooting in Greenland, four drug task force officers wounded in a raid continue to seek damages from Beverly Mutrie, the mother of the gunman.
Identifying themselves as John Does one through four, the officers wounded in the Greenland drug raid filed a civil suit against Beverly Mutrie last summer.
She is the mother of Cullen Mutrie, the man police say killed Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney and wounded the officers.
Police say he then shot his girlfriend, killing her, and then shot and killed himself.
The officers claim Mutrie’s mother is responsible for their injuries because the incident happened at the home she owned. They also claim she purchased firearms for him and financially assisted him in the years leading up to the shooting.
But according to documents filed in Rockingham Superior Court, Judge Kenneth McHugh has said the plaintiffs have not yet proven that Beverly Mutrie could be held responsible.
The judge has said that absent any evidence to show Beverly Mutrie provided her son with the guns used in the shooting, the case must be dismissed.
An evidentiary hearing is slated for later this spring.