A 40-year-old Appleton man, and former firefighter, was recently ordered to pay $850,000 to his 19-year-old stepson, whose mother he shot and killed on April, 17, 2009.
After a long trial following the killing, the man was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide on May 17, 2010 and sentenced to life in prison. In a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the man's stepson, the stepson cited the man for taking away his emotional and financial support because he was a minor at the time of the killing. His lawsuit against his stepfather also stated that the man caused him extreme emotional distress by killing his mother.
The 19-year-old was awarded $350,000 for wrongful death by an Outagamie County judge, as well as another $500,000 for punitive damages.
If someone you love has been killed, you may be entitled to wrongful death damages. Please contact the Kenosha wrongful death lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.