Lawsuit Discussed In Gering Newspaper Carrier Case

A lawsuit filed by the parents of a slain Gering newspaper carrier has been dismissed. The suit was dismissed Wednesday after the Omaha World Herald Company, doing business as the Scottsbluff Star Herald, was removed as the last defendant in the action. The lawsuit claimed the newspaper was negligent in the 2003 murder of 15-year-old Heather Guerrero. The girl's parents claim the paper should have warned their daughter about the dangers of delivering newspapers. Jeff Hessler of Gering has been sentenced to death for kidnapping, raping and shooting the girl to death, in February of 2003.