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Relatives drop lawsuit prompted by Lincoln house explosion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The children of a Lincoln couple killed in a house explosion have withdrawn a lawsuit filed against the city, Lancaster County and the home’s natural gas provider.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the lawsuit was dropped after police said that Jim Jasa intentionally triggered the explosion that killed him and his wife, Jeanne. An attorney for the family said in a statement Monday that relatives chose not to pursue the lawsuit because they want a sense of closure.

Jeanne Jasa died about two weeks after the Aug. 14, 2017 explosion that destroyed their home and damaged nearly three dozen more in their neighborhood. Lincoln police have said Jim Jasa died May 2 in hospice care.

Investigators weren’t able to interview Jeanne Jasa or her husband before they died.

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