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Former Prison Break Star Lane Garrison Settles with Victim’s Family

Lane Garrison During His Trial

Lane Garrison During His Trial

Lane Garrison, who starred on Prison Break, was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter back in 2006 when he killed 17-year old Vahagn Setian while drunk driving.

Garrison, who pleaded guilty to the charge and is currently serving 40 months in prison, reached a financial settlement with the parents of Setian earlier this week. The settlement comes from a civil suit filed by the Setians last year for the wrongful death of their son. The exact amount remains confidential.

Garrison has reached a settlement with Michelle Ohana, who was 15 at the time of the crash, and spent two months in a wheelchair due to her injuries.

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April 23, 2009 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Lawsuit, Wrongful Death | , , , , | 1 Comment

Walt Disney’s Air Conditioning System Blamed for Death in Lawsuit

Walt Disney Company in Burbank

Walt Disney Company in Burbank

A lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court that blames the death of Louise Jackson on the air conditioning system of the Burbank headquarters of the Walt Disney Company.

In his lawsuit, Dennis Jackson says that toxic contaminated wastewater from the air conditioning system migrated into nearby residential areas and has contaminated drinking water,  and that the pollutants are responsible for Louise Jackson’s death.

March 23, 2009 Posted by | Lawsuit, Wrongful Death | , , , , | 2 Comments

Teen Pleads Guilty to 2007 “Mortal Kombat” Death of 7-Year Old

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In Colorado, 18-year old Lamar Roberts has pleaded guilty to charges of child abuse and knowingly/recklessly causing death for the December 2007 killing of 7-year old Zoe Garcia.

The death is due to Roberts’ imitation of the fighting moves found in the video game Mortal Kombat.  Garcia’s half-sister, Heather Trujillo, was also involved in kicking, hitting and slamming Garcia.  Trujillo pleaded guilty to child abuse and negligently causing death back in May and is currently serving six years in Colorado’s youth offender system.

Roberts was scheduled to start his trial in January.  Instead, he will now face sentencing on January 16th.

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Wrongful Death | , , , | 2 Comments