Lawsuit blames website for selling gun used in suburban murder

A lawsuit filed in Cook County Court Wednesday accuses a gun website of illegally selling the weapon used to kill a woman from suburban Westmont.

Jitka Vesel was killed in April of 2011 by a man she dated briefly in Canada.

Dmitry Smirnov later confessed to using a GPS device to track Vesel.  He shot her several times in an office parking lot in Oak Brook.  He is currently serving a life sentence for her murder.

Last June, Benedict Ladera was sentenced to one year in prison for selling Smirnov the gun.

They used the website

The lawsuit claims the gun was sold illegally in a sale faciltated by the website.

The website does contain disclaimers telling users to follow state and federal gun laws.

Website officials have not responded to media calls for a comment about the lawsuit.

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