The family of a woman who was shot to death in 2014 by her husband has filed a $1.5 million wrongful death lawsuit.
Raymond Johnson, 39, of Oregon City, Oregon, fatally shot his wife Rebekah Johnson, 32, in their driveway. He was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon in 2015, and is serving 23 years in prison.
The lawsuit, filed by Rebekah’s father, claims that her death has left her kids without a mother and deprived her parents of her companionship.
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a man who was shot and killed after he broke into a house in Helena, Montana.
The lawsuit alleges that Henry Thomas Johnson was running away when James George Stiffler shot him in the back. It accuses Stiffler of negligence, wrongful death and infliction of emotional distress.
The suit has been filed by Roxeen and Byron Wieder, the guardians of Johnson’s daughter.
On October 9 last year, Brent Randall was heading to class in the afternoon when he was shot to death outside his dorm room in Courtyard Apartments.
The family alleges that the university failed to provide sufficient security to the students on campus. According to the lawsuit, another student was shot outside the same apartment complex less than 12 hours before Randall was shot and therefore, the university “knew or reasonably should have known of the dangerous condition of the premises.”
Lamar Hawkins shot himself in a school bathroom last year. According to the lawsuit, he committed suicide after being bullied for months by some students at Greenwood Lakes Middle School. His parents had complained to the principal more than 10 times but the school failed to take any action.
Seminole County investigators found no evidence of bullying in the case. However, Attorney Matt Morgan said, “Verbal assaults are bullying. Going online and attacking people on Facebook, on all these various sites, on Instagram… that’s bullying,” Morgan said. “Just because someone doesn’t have their teeth knocked out everyday doesn’t mean that they’re not going to school and being bullied. That’s the key distinction.”
The lawsuit claims that detective Randy Gibson Jr shot 23-year-old Beaty during a chase, after receiving a tip that he was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun.
The lawsuit names detective Randy Gibson Jr., Newport News Police Chief Richard W. Myers, and the City of Newport News as defendants.