Judge dismisses woman's lawsuit against Pittsburgh detectives

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A federal judge on Friday granted a motion that ends a North Huntingdon woman's lawsuit against three city of Pittsburgh detectives who investigated the 1986 murder of her husband.

In 2009, Diana Rader filed a lawsuit alleging that the detectives maliciously prosecuted her in 2007 when they accused her of killing her husband, Raymond Marzoch, 21 years earlier in the Downtown Kaufmann's parking garage.

The charges against Ms. Rader were dismissed by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Lawrence J. O'Toole. Ms. Rader claimed in her lawsuit that the detectives misrepresented or withheld information from the grand jury.

U.S. District Judge David S. Cercone found that Ms. Rader "failed to produce any evidence that defendants deliberately or with reckless disregard for the truth withheld or omitted any information from the grand jury's consideration."

He granted the detectives' motion for summary judgment and closed the case.

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Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1542 or Twitter @richelord


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