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The widow of the judge slain during the 2005 Fulton County Courthouse shootings in Atlanta has agreed to accept more than $5.2 million to settle claims that, among other things, Fulton County Sheriff Myron E. Freeman and several deputies were negligent in providing security.

Claudia Barnes, the wife of the late Fulton Superior Court Judge Rowland W. Barnes, had filed one of several suits by family members of the victims of the violence blamed on Brian G. Nichols, accused of killing four people during an escape from the courthouse where he was standing trial for rape.

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