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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mom Files Lawsuit Over Daughter's 2011 Fire Death

Legal action being filed against a local property management company, a building owner, and a tenant.....Carol Connell alleging in recently-filed documents it was their negligence that killed her 19 year old daughter Sarah Connell.

Connell died in a house fire on First Street In May 2011....the documents say the home had poor ventilation, no smoke alarm and the exits were not clearly marked.

In their statements of defence both Peace of Mind Management and owners Randall and Rebecca Brook say it was the tenant, Jonita Holmes, who failed to act reasonably to protect the girl. Holmes has not filed a statement of defence and none of the allegations have been proven in court.