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Arkansas judge dismisses wrongful-death suit

Beverly Carter (Source: Pulaski County Sheriff's Department) Beverly Carter (Source: Pulaski County Sheriff's Department)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a real estate firm from the family of a central Arkansas woman who was kidnapped and murdered while working there.
    
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that a judge ruled Thursday the wrongful-death lawsuit missed the statute of limitations. The ruling says the deadline expired Sept. 26, 2017, exactly three years after Beverly Carter died Sept. 26, 2014.
    
Carter's family filed the lawsuit Sept. 29 alleging that Crye-Leike of Arkansas knew the real estate agent faced "life-threatening" dangers at work but never trained her for them.
    
The 50-year-old disappeared after going to show a home to Arron Lewis and Crystal Lowery, who posed as clients to kidnap her for ransom. Carter was killed the next day. Both are serving time for murder and kidnapping.
    
The family's attorney didn't immediately respond to the newspaper's request for comment.
    
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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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