Could the tragic loss of these innocent bystanders have been prevented are justice and compensation available to the victims’ families?
A second man has been charged in the deaths of Marlon Jermaine Williams and Ann Kathleen Leonard, innocent bystanders killed during a robbery “at Jaffary’s Food Court” on April 14, 2018, according to The Macon Telegraph. Mr. Williams and Ms. Leonard were fatally struck in the subsequent gunfire.
Macon police told 13 WMAZ they have now made a second arrest in connection to the two homicides. With the gunmen in custody, another party’s role in this tragedy comes into question.
Was negligent security a factor in this shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims’ families may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the store and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
By law, property owners in Georgia are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the store owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the families of Marlon Jermaine Williams and Ann Kathleen Leonard may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths.
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