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Utah Shooting Victim’s Parents Lose Bid To Speak

DENVER (CN) - The 10th Circuit has refused to let the parents of a woman killed in a shooting rampage at Utah's Trolley Square mall speak at the sentencing of the man who sold a handgun to the teenage killer.

Ken and Sue Antrobus of Cincinnati, the parents of victim Vanessa Quinn, asked the court to let them appear at the sentencing of Mackenzie Glade Hunter, 20, who sold a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson to shooter Sulejman Talovic, a minor at the time of sale. The couple wants to urge U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball to impose a stiff 99-month prison sentence at Hunter's hearing on Monday.

On Feb. 12, Talovic entered the shopping center and shot nine people, killing five, before dying in a shootout with police.

The court ruled that Quinn was not technically a victim of the illegal sale.

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