A former NFL player Glenn Sharpe's alleged involvement in a murder is likely to draw a lot of attention, reports The Boston Globe.
Glenn Sharpe, who won a Super Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints and previously played for New England Patriots rivals the Colts, was charged with the death of Christopher Galloway in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Before he got to the NFL, Sharpe's biggest moment was in college, during the 2003 Fiesta Bowl, when he got a late penalty that allowed Ohio State to upset the University of Miami.
Christopher Galloway’s family will no doubt be waiting on the criminal justice system to follow up on the Glenn Sharpe murder allegations. However, they will also have recourse to civil courts, particularly through a wrongful death action.
Pecuniary, or financial, injury is the main measure of damages in a wrongful death action. Courts have interpreted “pecuniary injuries” as including the loss of support, services, lost prospect of inheritance, and medical and funeral expenses. Most laws provide that the damages awarded for a wrongful death should be fair and just compensation for the pecuniary injuries that resulted from the victim’s death. If the distributees (the victim’s close family members) paid for or are responsible for the decedent’s funeral or medical care, they may also recover those expenses. Finally, a damage award will include interest from the date of the death.
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