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Woman Whose Daughter Died at Mall is Released from Hospital

Woman Whose Daughter Died at Mall is Released from Hospital



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A woman was released from a hospital Monday, exactly three weeks after she was shot by a young gunman at a shopping mall.

Carolyn Tuft, 44, was sent home from LDS Hospital, spokesman Jess Gomez said. She survived the shooting spree, but her 15-year-old daughter was among five people killed by Sulejman Talovic on Feb. 12.

Tuft's release leaves one person, Stacy Hanson, 53, still in a hospital. Four people were injured that night. Talovic died in a shootout with police.

Tuft and daughter Kirsten Hinckley were shot in a Trolley Square store while shopping for Valentine's Day.

Choking on blood, she said she crawled to Kirsten and expressed her love before the teen died.

Kirsten's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday. Talovic was buried Saturday in Bosnia, his native country.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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