Positano lawsuit scheduled for Portag...

Positano lawsuit scheduled for Portage trial in 2009

There are 5 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 19, 2008, titled Positano lawsuit scheduled for Portage trial in 2009. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

POSTED: 02:25 p.m. EDT, May 19, 2008 RAVENNA: Trial has been set for May 27, 2009, in the $150 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of slain Kent State University student Sarah Positano.

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“Go Zips!”

Since: Mar 07

Akron, Ohio

#1 May 19, 2008
The Positano family is Canadian. While their daughter's loss was both extremely sad and unfortunate, let it never be said that Americans are the only ones who will seek to hit the jackpot on tragedy, out of vengeance.

She didn't deserve her fate, but no amount of punitive damages sought will bring her back to life.
Summit Dem for Justice

Sebring, OH

#2 May 19, 2008
Isn't this the case where former prosecutor Calahan said the theory of the case was simple. Blame the police. Maybe law enforcement should remember that with his wife on the ballot for judge this year.
cat

Canada

#5 May 20, 2008
EJay wrote:
The Positano family is Canadian. While their daughter's loss was both extremely sad and unfortunate, let it never be said that Americans are the only ones who will seek to hit the jackpot on tragedy, out of vengeance.
She didn't deserve her fate, but no amount of punitive damages sought will bring her back to life.
Well said EJay
GLM

Canal Winchester, OH

#6 May 21, 2008
Every one seems to be missing the point here. This is not about anyone getting rich or bringing a loved one back. In cases such as these rarely does any money exchange hands. There are alot of questions unanswered and alot of issues that need to be addressed. Why did it take 7 1/2 hours to go in after Sarah was shot, when it was clear from the tapes that she was dead. Why was Trimble's mother not charged with obstructing justice when she made numeruous phone calls and almost an hour passed before calling the police.
She claims to have not known about her son'd problem yet stated at one time (in a newspaper article) that she was explaining his problems to her other son on the phone before she called the police. She claimes that her Friday phone call was routine yet she didn't know he was living at that address (having given another address to the parol officer). Her cheerleader jestures in the courtroom made me want to put her in the chair beside her son. Lets not forget the fact that a seven year old boy was living with an unstable drug addict in a home with 21 weapons.
If you want to complain about your tax dollars being spent on this trial, well there wouldn't have been the first one if he hadn't been taken alive. Let's not forget he's entitled to 3 appeals on our dollar and he will be sitting on death row for 10 to 20 years protected from other inmates on our tax dollar too.
Portland-Oregon

Woodburn, OR

#7 Jan 22, 2009
When the police are outside of a home of a young person who has been taken hostage, it is their OBLIGATION, JOB, & RESPONSIBILITY to do WHATEVER they can. The facts are the facts and can not be disputed. Trimble shot at the police (multiple rounds) and they still did not do anything to help. We know just from watching TV that when someone fires at an officer it means...DO SOMETHING. Instead Sarah, my friend, was inside the home, terrified while the police were sitting right outside her door. What would you do if this was your loved one? What would you say then? Dont judge until you are in the situation. Did you see the house, did you see the bullet holes around the entire home that Trimble shot? NO! And yes, I am angry. It is the memorial of her death and we owe her to make things right here on earth because she cant. Her family is doing what they can, they will never get their daughter back and money sure wont help heal the heart, but justice for what went wrong may help them sleep at night. And that is worth it. Put yourself in their shoes before you make any more responses please.
Always remembering her smile and spirit.

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