To underscore the economic value of a life lost, plaintiffs’ attorney William “Bill” Stone of Stone Law Group told the Daily Report he wanted to make the point with the jury that earnings don’t have to end at age 68 or any other number on an actuarial chart.

During closing arguments last week at the Early County courthouse in Blakely, his hometown, Stone walked the jury through the testimony of forensic accountant J.P. Gingras, who explained “how to use statistical earnings data to make a reasonably probable estimate of Price’s lifetime economic losses.”