A February trial has been slated in an injury suit alleging the defendant allowed a minor to shoot a gun unsupervised.
As previously reported, Marci Taylor, acting as next of friend of Ty Allen Taylor, filed suit against Belinda Frederick on Dec. 8 in Jefferson County District Court, alleging Frederick was supposed to be watching the child.
On Jan. 3 Frederick respectfully demanded that a jury try the case, court papers say.
Court records show that on Aug. 1 a discovery control plan order was entered in the case, setting the trial for February 2013.
The lawsuit alleges that on Dec. 12, 2009, Ty was at Frederick’s residence in Hamshire and was knowingly allowed to load and shoot a .22 rifle unsupervised.
The suit alleges Ty somehow injured himself but fails to give details as to how.
Furthermore, the suit also fails to state why Ty was at the property and why he was left unsupervised.
Marci alleges Frederick should have secured the weapon and also failed to warn Ty of the unsafe condition.
She is suing for Ty’s alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and impairment.
Woodlands attorney Thad Whisenant represents them.
Attorney Monica Wilkins of the Beaumont lawfirm Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith represents Frederick.
Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.
Case No. A191-445