Tuesday, May 22, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio


Family sues employer of woman slain in store

The family of a convenience store worker killed in 2005 when a man seeking his estranged wife opened fire sued the business, claiming the owners of Barney s Convenient Mart had a duty to protect her while at her workplace of employment.

Shantel Hendrix, 27, and Susan Cox, 43, both employees at Barney s Convenient Mart, were shot and killed June 17, 2005, by Ms. Cox s estranged husband, Archie. After shooting the two women, Cox killed himself.

In the lawsuit filed yesterday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court, Micky Hendrix, acting as administrator of Ms. Hendrix s estate, asked for damages in excess of $25,000.

The lawsuit said JF Enterprises Inc., the parent company of Barney s, knew of Archie Cox s past threats and outbursts and that the business failed to provide adequate protection.

The negligence of the Defendant in not providing a safe work environment was the proximate cause of [Ms. Hendrix s] pain and suffering and subsequent death, the lawsuit said.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…