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Vt. settles lawsuit over man killed by police Taser

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RUTLAND, Vt. -

The state of Vermont has settled a lawsuit with the girlfriend of a man killed by a state police Taser.

Macadam Mason died outside a Thetford home after being tased in the chest.

The state cleared the trooper of any criminal charges, but Mason's girlfriend sued for emotional suffering on the grounds that state police were trespassing on her property.

Attorneys for the state agreed to settle out of court for $30,000. The state did not admit any wrongdoing on the part of the state police. Prosecutors say they settled to avoid the cost and distraction of a trial.

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