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 Hendrickson Law Office Michael E. Hendrickson
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.
Answered on 11/29/11, 12:34 pm