published Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Family of Chattanooga road rage shooting victim regrets case won't go to trial

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    Anna Caro, wife of Alex Gallman, tears up as she listens to her deceased husband's mother, Dianne Gallman, make a statement to the press from the law offices of Gerheiser, Peters, Elliott and Cannon on McCallie Ave.
    Photo by Tim Barber /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The family of Norman Alex Gallman, who was gunned down in a road rage incident in December 2013, said today they are disappointed they won't get their day in court.

Gallman's widow, Anna Caro, his parents Charles and Dianne Gallman, and his sister, Rashae Doyle, were emotional at times during a news conference at the law offices of Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon on McCallie Avenue.

The family wanted to speak about Gallman's death and the case against Richard Manning, accused of shooting and killing the personal trainer and father of two on Dec. 17.

Charges against Manning, who died March 26 while in custody and hospitalized at a local hospital, were dropped. He was being treated for cancer and diabetes and had suffered a stroke days after the shooting. Guarding Manning at the hospital cost about $380 a day for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office alone.

Gallman's family members said they are sorry they will not get closure from seeing the case brought to trial.

Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.

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