A high strung defendant killed himself, rather than go tocourt to face a wrongful death lawsuit.“Things probably could not get any weirder in this reported case than they were when the dusteventually settled,” said Michael G. Smith, anArkansas injury lawyerandArkansas accident lawyerpracticing personal injury law in Arkansas.

The 48-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman he was seen arguing with, hit herwith his truck, after almost backing up over her, and then dragged her several hundred yards before she fellaway from the truck. The man fled the scene.When the man did not show up in court to answer charges for this murder, the judge issued a warrant for hisarrest. “And this is where this story takes a 180 degree turn to the very bizarre. On court day, a friend of the manplaced a phone call to the police, indicating a friend of his had gone to the man’s house and found a note on thegate to not enter the property and to call his best buddy,” Smith said.The friend did as he was told and called the man’s best buddy, who headed over to the man’s home, only tofind him slumped over in a help by a vehicle, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

There was also a notethat outlined the man’s last wishes. The best buddy was stunned beyond reason to find his friend dead, tellingpolice that the dead man was a “drama queen” and that no one expected him to actually kill himself.This left the four children of the dead woman having to decide whether or not to file a wrongful death lawsuit,since the accused man had committed suicide. In the final analysis, they chose to move forward and file awrongful death lawsuit against the man’s estate, hoping to bring justice to their dead mother and some measureof peace to their lives.


Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/59914056/Wrongful-Death-Lawsuit-Filed-Against-Estate-of-Drama-Queen-Killer