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PHOENIX -- An Arizona judge has thrown out a lawsuit against Fox News Network for airing live footage of a carjacking suspect in a police chase committing suicide and not using a time delay that would have prevented the death from being broadcast on national television.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Rea dismissed the case on Jan. 30.

The lawsuit alleged the children of 33-year-old suspect JoDon Romero suffered emotional distress from having seen video of their father fatally shooting himself in September 2012 at the end of an 80-mile car chase.

David Bodney, a lawyer representing Fox News, says the judge found the network's coverage was protected by the First Amendment and that those pushing the lawsuit didn't satisfy the essential elements of claiming intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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