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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Alabama Supreme Court rejected an appeal by video game makers and sellers who asked a judge to throw out a $600 million lawsuit blaming the popular game "Grand Theft Auto" for the murders of three employees at the Fayette Police Department.
Ruling without comment, the justices refused to let the companies appeal the decision of a trial judge who refused to dismiss the suit over the slayings of two police officers and a radio dispatcher in 2003. The Supreme Court did agreed to hear manufacturers' claims challenging whether Alabama courts have the power to hear the case. A lawyer for the victims' families said the high court's refusal last Friday to grant an appeal set the stage for what could be the nation's first trial over killings blamed on video games, perhaps as early as January. The companies deny any link between the game and the slayings. Evidence showed Devin Moore grabbed an officer's gun and started shooting inside the department where he was being booked on suspicion of car theft in June 2003. Killed were officers Arnold Strickland and James Crump and dispatcher Leslie "Ace" Mealer. A judge last year sentenced Moore to die by lethal injection for the slayings. Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.