DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- The state Department of Children's Services has been found liable the deaths of a teenager and her foster father and the injuries of her foster mother after the biological father went on a shooting rampage.
Susan Randolph sued DCS after she was shot and her husband and foster child were killed on Aug. 2, 2009.
Four days earlier, the Randolphs had agreed to temporarily take in the 15-year-old daughter of neighbor Chris Milburn at his request.
In a November ruling that was unsealed last week, a judge ordered DCS to pay $875,000, finding that DCS never warned the Randolphs that Chris Milburn was accused of serious sexual and physical abuse or that he could be violent.
The judge also found the caseworker acted improperly.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.