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Dortmund and Liverpool teams line up as the supporters remember the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster before the Europa League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Liverpool FC and Borussia Dortmund in Liverpool, England, Thursday, April 14, 2016.
Dortmund and Liverpool teams line up as the supporters remember the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster before the Europa League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Liverpool FC and Borussia Dortmund in Liverpool, England, Thursday, April 14, 2016.

Jurors reach verdicts in Britain’s worst sporting disaster

WARRINGTON, England — Jurors deciding what caused the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have reached verdicts that will be delivered Tuesday.

New inquests into Britain’s worst sporting disaster have been taking place for two years. The original verdicts of accidental death were overturned in 2012.

The jury had to consider 14 questions set out by the coroner, including determining if the officer in charge was responsible.

The corner, John Goldring, told the jury he could accept a decision of 7-2 or 8-1 on one remaining question they hadn’t agreed on — whether Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed.

At the 1989 FA Cup semifinal match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, a crush in an overcrowded standing-only section in the stadium led to the deaths.

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