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Widows of fallen Tampa Police Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab sue shooting suspect Dontae Morris

9:17 AM, Jun 20, 2012   |    comments
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TAMPA, Florida (AP) - The widows of two Tampa police officers fatally shot in 2010 are suing the man charged in the shootings.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the complaints against Dontae Morris were made public Tuesday.

Both Sara Kocab and Kelly Curtis are pursuing damages above $15,000, saying they've lost money and gone through pain, suffering and the loss of companionship.

An attorney for one of the widows says one of the motives for the suit is that people have been giving money to Morris, some of it sent to his jailhouse canteen.

Authorities have accused Morris, 26, of shooting Tampa police Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab on June 29, 2010, during a traffic stop.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. A trial date has not been set.

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