WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami.com) – Patrick Knight, whose wife was killed during a Thanksgiving shootout, has filed a lawsuit against the parents of the suspect, Paul Merhige.
Knight was also wounded during the shooting and spent three months in a coma after the mass shooting allegedly carried out by Merhige.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Arctic Air Moving In For Weekend Freeze
Knight claimed that the Merhige’s knew of their son’s “dangerous propensities” and failed to protect guests at the 2009 Thanksgiving get-together from him.READ MORE: Cold Weather Coming, Protect The Four P's: People, Pets, Plants, Property
It’s the second lawsuit filed against Merhige’s parents, Michael and Carole Merhige. A similar suit making the same claims was filed last week by three other survivors of the shooting.
Paul Merhige has pleaded not guilty to the killings. He was captured in the Florida Keys after a massive manhunt took place in the days after the shootings.MORE NEWS: Severe Winter Weather In Northeast Expected To Disrupt Flights At South Florida Airports
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