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Family Awarded $260,000 In Wrongful Death Sentence | Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

According to the Gazette, a former Harvard graduate student from Colorado Springs, has been ordered to pay a $260,000 civil judgement after being convicted of manslaughter in 2003 for fatally stabbing a Cambridge man. His conviction was later overturned and he reached a deal to serve two years in prison after his second trial ended in a hung jury. He was found negligent in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of the victim and ordered to pay $520,000, a judgement later reduced to $260,000.

Have you or someone you know suffered a tragic loss due to the negligence of another? Contact a wrongful death law firm as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Civil actions are very different from criminal charges. In a criminal case, the victim of the crime cannot receive financial compensation from the defendant if the defendant is found guilty. In a civil case, the victim may pursue a separate action against the defendant for financial compensation. In a case such as this, a family who has suffered a tragic loss may choose to pursue compensation to ensure financial security for a child or spouse left behind.

Contact an Attorney for a Free Consultation.

Attorney Mickey W Smith practices law in Pueblo and handles Wrongful Death cases.

Call 719-544-0062 for a free Wrongful Death case consultation or visit his office at:

701 Grand Ave
Pueblo, CO 81003.

Please visit his website at http://www.pueblopersonalinjuryattorney.com/ for more information.

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