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Estate of man killed by off-duty Oklahoma trooper gets $2M


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has awarded $2 million to the family of a man who was fatally shot at a Tulsa motel by an off-duty state trooper, court records show.

The settlement approved Tuesday by Tulsa County District Court Judge Rebecca Nightingale requires former trooper Sheldon Robinson to pay the amount to the estate of Michael Swatosh. The money is to be put in a trust so Swatosh's widow, Mykelynn Vasquez, can raise her two young daughters, who are now 6 and 7 years old.

"Money is never going to replace Michael," Sabah Khalaf, the Tulsa-based attorney for Vasquez, said Wed...

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