On the one-year anniversary of their child's death, the parents of three students fatally shot at Chardon High School filed suit today against the gunman, T.J. Lane, and his family.
WKYC Channel 3 News reports In a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Lake County Common Pleas Court, the parents accused Lane's parents, maternal grandparents and an uncle of negligently failing to supervise and control Lane, which "facilitated, encouraged or allowed" the shooting to occur.
They "knew or should have known that their negligent actions and omissions would result in severe physical and emotional injuries" to Daniel Parmertor, Russell King, Jr. and Demetrius Hewlin, the lawsuit alleged.
Last December, T.J. Lane's family testified in a pretrial hearing that they couldn't believe he would have done such a thing.
T.J. Lane pleaded guilty yesterday to the three murders as well as two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault as part of a plea deal that may result in him being locked up for the rest of his life.
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