Two other grieving families – including relatives of the murdered teacher, whose grieving husband died of a heart attack, and the father of a 10-year-old boy who was also killed in the Uvalde massacre – have joined the $100 million lawsuit against the attached estate of the shooter Salvador Ramos.
The family of Robb elementary school teacher Irma Garcia and heartbroken husband Joe Garcia — as well as the father of 10-year-old Jose Flores Jr. — signed into lawsuit filed by injury attorney Thomas Henry on Thursday, The Daily Mail reported.
The lawsuit states: “Each of these children received comprehensive medical attention. Some underwent multiple surgeries, all suffered serious physical injuries and unimaginable emotional trauma. They saw their friends and teachers shot and die in front of them.”
The plaintiffs have charged Ramos with assault and assault with a deadly weapon, intentional infliction of emotional distress and malice, and are asking for a jury trial.
They also intend to hold the “school system, law enforcement, social media, and gun and ammunition manufacturers” for their role in the deadly incident.
Salvador Ramos’ mother Adriana Reyes has been named as a possible defendant as Ramos’ estate does not yet have an official representative. Should the court appoint a representative to administer Ramos’ estate, that person will serve as a defendant in the further course of the proceedings.
Garcia was one of the two teachers who died trying to protect young students from the gunfire.
Two days after the shooting, her 24-year-old husband died of a heart attack, which the family said was caused by grief over his loss.
The couple is survived by their two daughters and two sons.
The couple’s 15-year-old daughter had written a heartfelt tribute to her parents, which she left at a memorial outside the school in the days after the massacre, saying their names would never be forgotten.
“Dad, I know this was too much for you. Your heart couldn’t take it,” Lyliana Garcia wrote of her father’s death. “I will spend the rest of my life fighting for you and mom. Their names will not be forgotten.”
Fourth grader Jose Flores Jr. has been described as an amazing boy and big brother to his two younger siblings. He enjoyed playing baseball and video games.
“He was always full of energy,” his father, Jose Flores Sr., told CNN after the shooting. “Ready to play until the night.”
In addition to Garcia’s and Flores’ families, four other children are represented in the lawsuit – all suffering serious injuries, the Mail reported.
According to the report, one was shot in the face, a second in the back, another child in the leg and another in the shoulder.
“We’re sending a message to our country, it can’t go on like this,” Henry said, according to the Mail. “There will be consequences.”
“This case is about the failings and mistakes that led to this tragic loss of life.”
https://nypost.com/2022/06/11/two-more-families-to-sue-texas-shooter-salvador-ramos-estate/ Two other families are suing the estate of Texas gunman Salvador Ramos