PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The families of three students killed at an Ohio high school a year ago are suing the teenage gunman and his family.
The wrongful-death case filed Wednesday came on the anniversary of the shootings at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. It alleges negligent supervision by gunman T.J. Lane's parents and grandparents.
The case seeks damages for the relatives of 16-year-olds Daniel Parmertor and Demetrius Hewlin and 17-year-old Russell King Jr. Their attorneys say the families hope the case will resolve unanswered questions and ensure that Lane doesn't profit from his crimes.
The 18-year-old pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and other charges Tuesday. He could face life in prison at his sentencing March 19.
Attorneys representing Lane in his criminal case say they're not involved in the civil case.