In the first case of its kind, a Tennessee gun manufacturer and its owners were cleared Friday of any liability for the murder of a Hasidic student killed on the Brooklyn Bridge.

The federal jury found that Wayne and Sylvia Daniel of Ducktown, Tenn., and their seven companies were not responsible for the March 1, 1994, attack. Jurors agreed with the defense, which argued that a manufacturer cannot control what is done with its weapons once they are sold.