In Florida, Emmanual Carry has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Coral Springs resident Patrick Dameus. Carry, also from Coral Springs, is accused of “intentionally” hitting the 48-year-old man with his 2005 Honda Element more than once before using the vehicle to drag his body 2 ½ miles.
The alleged attack reportedly occurred right before 5am on Sunday in a parking lot on Riverside Drive. Coral Springs Police say that the two men had been arguing.
Police accuse Carry of not only striking Dameus and dragging his body under his motor vehicle as he left the scene, but also of backing the car over him and driving over him again. Dameus’s body was found on State Road, where he was pronounced dead.
Carry, who was arrested at 6:15 pm at a family member’s house in North Miami Beach, is being held in the Dade County Jail without bond. He will be extradited to Broward County.
In Florida, the family of a victim who was killed by another person’s negligent or reckless act may be able to file a Florida wrongful death lawsuit to obtain compensation for the loss of their loved one and the harm suffered by the family as a result of that loss. The kinds of recovery that surviving family members can claim may vary. For example, a child who has lost her mother or father in a car accident may be able to claim damages for loss of parental support.
Family members may seek economic and noneconomic compensatory damages. In certain cases, they may have grounds to file a Florida wrongful death claim that also seeks punitive damages.
Punitive damages in a Florida wrongful death case may be awarded if there is evidence to prove that the defendant acted intentionally and/or with gross negligence to cause the victim’s death.
Coral Springs man runs down another man, drags him 2 1/2 miles, Sun-Sentinel, October 27, 2008
Man Dragged To Death, Suspect Arrested, Local10, October 26, 2008
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Types of Personal Injury Damages, Justia
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