Family to drop suit against ranch over Qwest exec's death
The Associated Press
Thursday, May 29, 2008
family of a Qwest executive killed while turkey hunting in 2005
is dropping a lawsuit filed against the ranch that hired the
suspect, according to a court document. The family of
Jeffrey Garrett of Aurora
had filed a lawsuit that said Oscar Hoyos DeLaCruz was working
on the Bear Wallow Ranch in
County when he fired a
.22-caliber rifle at what he thought was a turkey.
The shot struck Garrett, an assistant vice president for
Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc., who was
hunting on federal land near the ranch. DeLaCruz fled to
A document filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court said the
Garretts and the ranch agreed the complaint would be dismissed,
with each side paying its own costs. A reason was not
The court still has to enter an order dismissing the suit.
A phone message left after business hours to the Garretts'
attorneys was not immediately returned.