BREAKING: Judge grants jury trial for NWMS shooter’s parents, Whistlers


A Hamilton County judge has granted a jury trial in civil lawsuit involving parties of the May 25, 2018, Noblesville West Middle School shooting.


In November, student victim Ella Whistler, who was shot seven times, and her parents, Cory and Julia Whistler, filed a civil tort in Hamilton County court alleging that shooter David Moore’s parents, Kevin and Sarah Moore, should have been aware of David’s mental health and that his access to weapons inside the family’s home was not restricted.

On Jan. 28, the Moores filed a response to the Whistlers’ allegations, denying that their son suffered from any mental health issues and that while he knew where gun safe was located in the home, the key to the safe was not regularly left in view and in proximity to the safe. See Current’s full story here:

According to court documents, both the Whistlers and Moores requested a jury trial. Hamilton County Superior Court 1 Judge Michael Casati granted the jury trial Jan. 29, and paperwork was filed Jan. 30. As of press time, a date for the jury trial has not been set.

This story will be updated.


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