NASHVILLE -- The city of Lebanon will pay at least $400,000 to the
wife of an elderly man killed when police raided the wrong house.

In the settlement made public Wednesday, Lorine Adams, 72, has
received $200,000 in a lump sum and will receive $1,675 per month
for life, or for at least 10 years, whichever is longer. If she
should die before the 10 years is up, the balance would go to her

Her husband, John Adams, 62, was shot to death when Lebanon police
wrongly burst into the Adams' home in a 2000 drug raid. The officers
had intended to raid the house next door.


Pubdate: Fri, 24 May 2002
Source: Daily Times, The (TN)
Copyright: 2002 Horvitz Newspapers