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Friday, October 19, 2007

Conviction in Tennessee Amusement Park Death Affirmed

I know, I know, it's TortsProf blog, not CrimProf blog, but it has a torts component...

Charles Martin's conviction in the death of Carol Sevier was affirmed by the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals (an intermediate court).  Sevier fell from a ride called the Hawk, manufactured from Zamperla, in mid-cycle.  The evidence suggested that the ride controls were tampered with to bypass a restraint confirmation system.

I have an extensive series of posts about the case, including information about the civil suit (which settled in 2005, though I don't know if the suit against the ride manufacturer is still pending) at my other site.

--BC

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