Gas station loses million-dollar lawsuit
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida gas station is getting pumped for millions of dollars after losing a lawsuit.
The plaintiff's family received almost $6 million after they lost their loved one, who was working at the gas station during a shooting.
Twenty-four-year-old Trinard Snell had been working at the gas station car wash for about two months when he was shot and killed there during a robbery in June 2009.
The family said Snell was never told how dangerous working there could be. The operator who no longer works at the convenience store was said to have bullet proof cars and an armed body guard who walked her in before she started work. However, the people working outside in the car wash had no clue there had been at least six attempts of armed burglaries and robberies at the gas station.
The victim's mother, Zoreta Snell said, "He was my only son, and I can't even describe to you in words how that makes me feel. I am satisfied that I received justice. I just really don't want this to happen to another family."
The family's intention was to raise awareness to make gas stations safer for other employees.
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