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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The wife of an armed robbery suspect shot dead by a shop clerk said the clerk was wrong, and now she has filed a civil lawsuit claiming wrongful death.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of the Ramon Sedillo's widow and child. Sedillo was shot and killed in October 2012 after police say he walked into Full Spectrum Smoke Shop armed with a gun and intending to rob the store.
Instead, the store clerk, Matthew Beasley, fired his gun at Sedillo killing him and injuring his 17-year-old alleged accomplice.Sedillo's widow is now suing the store clerk saying he was in the wrong.
Sedillo's attorney, Amavalise Jaramillo, the attorney for Sedillo's widow, said it all comes down to who had more fault in the case.
While Jaramillo acknowledges the suspect's role in what happened, he said Beasley shares more blame. "He does bear some fault, but it's like a pie.
You divide out the fault accordingly, and Mr. Beasley could have done something different," Jaramillo said.
“He had no basis to believe that his life was in danger. Most robberies end with an attempt to get money. They really don’t kill the clerks.”
reply to post by HomerinNC
Have you found any updates about the lawsuit?
This should just be thrown out. It seems every other day you hear about someone defending themselves, and being made out as monsters.
Why do people believe the cops can save you as the crime is happening?
The idea of cooperation is what brought us 9-11. The flight crews were trained to cooperate with hijackers and to get the plane on the ground. As far as the "big box" stores are concerned, their cooperation policy is driven by liability.