Family of Murdered Woman Sues City of Waukegan

Family of Murdered Woman Sues City of Waukegan

The family of a woman form Waukegan, Illinois, recently filed a suit against the city claiming they failed to protect her after she filed several domestic abuse complaints.

The woman supposedly went to the police several times with complaints about her estranged husband’s abuse.

Woman Killed by Husband

Adelina Weber was found stabbed to death in the parking lot of a hotel after having been in an argument with her ex-husband.

After a three-day manhunt, Clarence Weber was found and arrested for first-degree murder.

Police Accused of Violating Domestic Violence Act

Adelina’s family filed a lawsuit against the city of Waukegan claiming the police violated the Domestic Violence Act.

The suit says that the police failed to arrest Weber after several red flags should have tipped them off to his hostile behavior.

Among the red flags, was a time when Adelina called them over after she came home to find a letter threatening her life in her kitchen.

Family Claims Abuse Not Taken Seriously

According to Adelina’s family, the police didn’t take Weber’s threats or her complaints seriously and as a result the abuse heightened and eventually led to the wrongful death of their loved one.

“They took no action,” explains the attorney for the family, John Karnezis. “Had they taken action regarding the domestic abuse, this could have been avoided.”

The family is seeking more than $50,000 in damages from Weber.

(Source: Chicago Tribune)

Have you lost someone you love due to domestic abuse? If so, please contact a personal injury attorney today to receive compensation for any wrongdoing.

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