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Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Mentally Ill Patient

In October of 2009, a tragic murder struck the town of St. Martins, Missouri. The victim, 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, had been strangled and stabbed before she was buried in a wooded area behind her own home. It didn't take police very long to narrow down their suspect list to one 15-year-old girl named Alyssa Bustamante, however, as she had already indicated to the staff members of Pathways Behavioral Healthcare-a mental health clinic that she attended-that she wanted to harm the young girl. Her trial took place in February of the following year, where she admitted in open court that she had, in fact, murdered Elizabeth. The prosecution even admitted one of her journal entries into evidence, showing that she had described the incident as an "amazing experience." For this reason, she was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A Closer Look at McCoy & McCoy

The law firm of McCoy & McCoy was founded in 1960 by Frank McCoy who decided that he wanted to help the people of Connecticut who have been wrongfully injured. Today, the firm now has over 40 years of experience practicing law, and can offer a lot to nay client who has been injured. The firm was established to be uniquely focused only on personal injury cases, and because of that there time and practice has been completely devoted to this area of law, not distracted by other areas such as criminal or divorce, etc.

Popular Energy Drink Blamed for Teen's Death

Following the untimely death of a 14-year-old girl with a pre-existing heart condition, a controversial lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Monster Energy Drinks. The family of Anais Fournier, the victim that died of a cardiac arrhythmia in December of 2011, believes that the popular brand of energy drink was ultimately to blame. According to the wrongful death lawsuit that has since been filed, the young girl drank two 24-ounce Monster Energy Drinks before her heart stopped beating. Although Fournier was aware that she suffered from an underlying heart condition and that excessive amounts of caffeine could put her at risk of a complication, her parents are now arguing that the makers of the energy drink should have been required to notify consumers of the amount of caffeine that the beverage contained.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Unfortunately, life-threatening accidents continue to happen at an overwhelming rate across the state of Connecticut. Just this weekend, numerous accidents have landed several residents in the hospital and have even left one victim dead. One accident in particular has proven to be especially tragic, however, as it took the life of a 10-year-old girl. According to the Hartford Courant, the young girl was riding her bike on Flatbush Avenue when she was hit by an oncoming car. She was thrown onto the hood of the vehicle and eventually came to rest on the other side of the road. Unfortunately, the physical damage that she had sustained was beyond repair, and she was pronounced dead just a short while later at St. Francis Hospital. In the wake of such a devastating accident, it is important to understand that all parties involved will be forced to suffer the consequences, including the family of the victim and the driver that had ultimately caused that little girl's death.