Driver Found Guilty of Manslaughter Sues Parents of Victim
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48 year old David Weaving is currently in prison serving a 10 year sentence for vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving. Weaving was convicted of hitting 14 year old Matthew Kenney, who was riding his bike at the time. Kenny was pronounced brain dead a day after the bicycle accident.
Now, Weaving is suing Kenney’s parents for contributory negligence in the wrongful death of their son. He claims that it is partially their fault that their son died because they were not watching him and they did not make sure that he was wearing a helmet.
The Kenney’s are affronted by the suit. They have stated that they believe prisoners have too many rights if they are able to file a personal injury suit from jail. Often, these countersuits are filed in an attempt to get the original suit against them dropped. The theory is, if it is too much trouble, people will just want to move on.