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Samuel DuBose: $4,850,000 Wrongful Death Settlement

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The settlement over Samuel DuBose’s Wrongful Death in police custody is $4,850,000 plus free undergraduate education for the deceased’s twelve children. DuBose was shot by Police Officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop. Dubose was shot on Rice Street near Thill Street in the Mount Auburn district after being stopped for not having front license plates. On July 29, Tensing was indicted on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.

The agreement was announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. DuBose’s sister, Terina DuBose-Allen said “We’re not happy, we’re not satisfied – those aren’t the words. The settlement means we’re moving forward and we can heal.”

In addition to payment to the DuBose family of $4.85 million and tuition, the settlement includes a memorial to DuBose,an apology from the UC President,and an invitation for DuBose’s family to participate in Community Advisory Committee meetings.

Kitsap County Superior Court Jury Awards $850,000 in Wrongful Death Case

courtroomFollowing the death of Kimberli M. Larman, 48, at Harrison Medical Center, the Kitsap County Superior Court jury has awarded $850,000 in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by her family.

According to the lawsuit, Larman died on March 12, 2009 while she was admitted at Harrison’s Bremerton hospital for a respiratory ailment. It alleged that the hospital staff did not monitor her adequately and failed to provide proper care when she was found lying unconscious near her bed.

The hospital and a physicians group admitted the liability for Larman’s death, following which, the jury awarded $300,000 each to her two sons and $250,000 to her husband.