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Last lawsuit in boy’s septic tank drowning settled

PULASKI (AP) A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with the drowning of a 5-year-old Pulaski County boy in a septic tank has been settled with a $200,000 insurance payment to his parents and sister.

The order entered May 8 in Pulaski County Circuit Court resolves the last legal case connected to the boy’s March 2015 death, The Roanoke Times reported.

Gary and Sharon Meadows owned the property where Noah died and were the remaining defendants in the wrongful death lawsuit. The order ending the case said that the couple admitted no liability for the boy’s death.

Noah disappeared from his family’s rented mobile home while his mother napped. He was found in a septic tank after a four-day search.

Noah’s parents, Ashley White and Paul Thomas, were convicted of child abuse and neglect.

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