Wrongful death trial awaited in fatal Petco Park crash
The family of a mother and son who died in Petco Park earlier this month are considering a wrongful death lawsuit.
Lawsuit for wrongful death is being considered by the family of a woman and her two-year-old child “who died falling from a third-level dining hall in Petco Park.” The tragic incident that claimed the lives of Raquel Wilkins and his son Denzel Browning-Wilkins is under investigation. Witnesses said the mother and son fell “over the railing until they died before the start of a Padres game.” A witness said that “Wilkins appeared to lose his balance after he jumped onto a bench from a picnic table near the railing.”
Shortly after the incident, San Diego Police noted that the deaths appeared suspicious, although “few details were made public on the circumstances of the case.”
Since that incident, lawyer Daniel Gilleon has met with the Wilkins family and said the family were “sophisticated, educated and very dark.” He added that the family is “in the process of organizing a joint funeral with a family still on their way to the area”. He went on to say:
“Raquel graduated from a college in Florida with a degree in psychology and worked as an administrator helping people who came out of high school and didn’t have the degrees themselves to get into college.”
He added that Raquel “had been in a relationship with the child’s father for six years, had lived together for four years and they had decided to have a child together.”
When San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria was asked about the incident, he said “there were unusual circumstances surrounding the case that we are continuing to investigate.” Gloria added that “there were witnesses who were clearly traumatized by the events that unfolded and who addressed the mental health crisis in the community which he said was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic “.
Gilleon was not happy with the mayor’s words, however. In fact, he even asked for an apology and said:
“Todd Gloria doesn’t know what he’s talking about there… and it was very insensitive to make that comment about someone he doesn’t know at all and for the family to come to San Diego for their own sake. deal with all that and then find out the mayor of San Diego is defaming their loved one … And, by the way, the police are about to release the names. What does that mean? As soon as the police release the names. names, a new media attack and the narrative have already been established by Todd Gloria. ”
In response, the mayor’s office offered the following apologies:
“The mayor is sincerely sorry to have offended this grieving family … He was trying to make the case that the COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on all of us and that it is normal to seek help with any emotional problem. that they encounter. maybe experience. The mayor and our entire city continue to mourn the devastating loss of this family and will do everything possible to support them during this difficult time.
Asked about the family’s decision to file a complaint or not, Gilleon said:
“The only way for me to start issuing subpoenas and investigating the police should be doing is to take legal action, get a superior court case number and once i ‘have that, so as a lawyer, I have subpoena power and I can make people answer questions. “
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