Wednesday, August 28, 2013
In 2008, Leatrice Brewer drowned her three children and then attempted suicide. She has since remained in a psychiatric facility in upstate New York.
Brewer now seeks a portion of the wrongful-death settlements paid to the children’s estates by Nassau County. The father of two of the children, Innocent Demesyeux, settled with the county last year for $250,000 after claiming social service caseworkers could have done more to save the children. The estate of the third child received $100,000 in a settlement.
Even if Brewer were to receive a portion of these settlements, the money would go to the $1.2 million lien the state holds on her assets. Demesyuex is adamant that Brewer should not get a share and his lawyer is confident the killer won’t profit from her crimes.
See Nicole Fuller, Dad: Killer Shouldn’t Profit from Slain Kids’ Estate, Long Island Newsday, Aug. 22, 2013.