Lawsuit Over Wrongful Death Moves Forward


A lawsuit that was filed against a North Carolina town over the wrongful death of a woman has been moved forward according to a recent report. The lawsuit was filed against the town by a woman who claimed that no protection was offered to her daughter after a protective order was issues, and as a result she was killed.
According to reports the case is due to start early next week at Yadkin County Superior Court. The case had been set to start earlier but when the judge and attorneys had to meet privately jurors in the case had to be sent home and the case was delayed.

The lawsuit was filed against the town, Jonesville, by the mother of the deceased woman, Vernetta Cockerham-Ellerbee, four years ago. According to the lawsuit the town and two of its officers failed to protect her seventeen year old daughter Candace Cockerham.

Candace was found stabbed and suffocated in November of 2002. About a week after the murder her estranged husband, Richard Ellerbee, apparently committed suicide.


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