Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Virginia

A man killed a young man. Claimed self defense but shot him 10 times, repeatedly. All charges against him were dropped, can the family sue the killer in a civil suit, if so what kind?

Asked on 11/29/11, 10:40 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

Yes, most certainly, a civil suit for wrongful death brought by the

executor of the deceased's estate (or other qualified family member) would seem well justified under the facts described.

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Answered on 11/29/11, 12:34 pm


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