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Ga. high court rules in 2007 alligator death case


The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower court ruling in the death of a Savannah woman whose partially eaten body was found in the belly of an alligator in the Landings.

The court's 4-3 decision means the family of 83-year-old Gwyneth Williams has lost its attempt to have a jury try their case against owners of the gated community near Savannah where she died in 2007.

Williams' family maintained that a homeowners' association should have removed an alligator from the lagoon.

The golf club and homeowners association argued they shouldn't be held liable for wild animals that wander onto the property.

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