According to Dailyprogress.com
, a Charlottesville judge Thursday accepted an amended complaint against the company that provided security at the METALLICA concert Morgan Harrington attended the night she went missing.
The 20-year-old Virginia Tech student was disoriented after suffering a "serious head injury" during the October 2009 show at the John Paul Jones Arena, according to new witness details folded into the original 2011 suit.
Harrington was turned away from the show after stepping outside, despite the two- to three-inch gash on her chin, the complaint states. Her body was found three months later on an Albemarle County farm.
No arrest has been made in the case, which authorities have linked forensically to the 2005 rape and abduction of a woman in Fairfax County.
"Sometimes we think we're finding ... a way back to normal," Harrington's mother, Gil, said after the court hearing Thursday. "Then you see a young girl walk by ... and it sends you down the rabbit hole of grief."
The suit, filed by Gil Harrington on behalf of her daughter's estate, seeks $3.9 million from Regional Marketing Concepts Inc. for allegations of negligence and breach of contract.
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