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Judges Dismisses Suit Over Aspen Vacation Home Carbon Monoxide Deaths

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ASPEN, Colo. -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Colorado county and two building inspectors over the deaths of a Denver family of four who died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

U.S. District Judge William Martinez said Wednesday the people who sued failed to prove Pitkin County and its building inspectors created the danger that led to the family's 2008 deaths.

Caroline and Parker Lofgren and their two children, 10-year-old Owen and 8-year-old Sophie, died while staying at an Aspen-area vacation house over Thanksgiving weekend. They won the visit in a fundraiser.

A hearing in a criminal case over the deaths is scheduled Thursday.

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