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Lawsuit over Metro PCS clerk's death settled

Man accused of killing Shelby Farah in 2013 still awaiting trial

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After Shelby Farah was shot and killed in 2013 in a robbery at the Metro PCS store on Main Street in Brentwood, the victim's mother sued Metro PCS and T-Mobile, claiming that that management was aware it was in a high-crime area and had failed to provide adequate security.

James Rhodes, who is accused in Farah's murder, is awaiting trial in a case that’s bogged down over his mental capacity and changes in Florida’s death penalty law.

News4Jax found court documents that indicate the civil lawsuit has been settled. The settlement was finalized last year, but terms were not disclosed.

Farah’s mother, Darlene Farah, said she cannot talk about the civil case.