A Gwinnett County jury has awarded $8.6 million to the family of a stuntman killed during the production of a “Walking Dead” episode in 2017.

Lawyers for defendants AMC and production company Stalwart Films had argued that John Bernecker’s death in a fall from a balcony during a staged fight was an unforeseen accident that happened when the trained stuntman missed a landing pad 25 feet below.

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