Parents of slain Autumn Pasquale settle lawsuit

    The parents of a slain New Jersey girl have settled the legal battle they were waging against one another over access to a memorial fund.

    Anthony Pasquale and Jennifer Cornwell announced the settlement Thursday, but did not give the terms.

    Their 12-year-old daughter Autumn Pasquale was found dead in October after a two-day search that began after she failed to return home over by her curfew.

    Her body was found blocks from the home where she lives with her father in Clayton. Two teenage brothers are charged with murder.

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    Cornwell sued her ex-husband in February, claiming he was not allowing her access to the memorial fund designated to pay their costs and for the education of their two other children.

    More than $100,000 has been raised for the fund.

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