Update: Long Island judge rules against Leatrice Brewer

by Walter Olson on November 14, 2013

“A mom found to be insane when she drowned her three young children can’t get money from the wrongful death settlements that followed their killings, a Nassau judge ruled [last week].” [Newsday, earlier]

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1 Boblipton 11.14.13 at 9:53 am

The website calls this decision “precedent setting”. I know I’m usually on the spot with a snarky quip, but I can’t think of one.

Bob

2 TexJudge 11.14.13 at 12:59 pm

I agree fully with the judge: this creature does not deserve a dime and, furthermore, should be prevented from having any more kids. I do not understand why there were any wrongful death settlements in the first place.

3 E-Bell 11.15.13 at 10:44 am

TexJudge: I do not understand why there were any wrongful death settlements in the first place.

Me neither. According to the story, the children’s father got the settlement even though he had abandoned them. That doesn’t seem just, but it’s not uncommon in wrongful death cases for an estranged family member to show up and attempt to cash in.

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