This is outrageous.
David Weaving is a repeat drunk driver who was finally put away in December 2008 after a jury convicted him of manslaughter. The crime for which he’s doing time?
Prosecutors say Weaving was recklessly passing another car at about 83 mph in a 45-mph zone when his car hit Matthew Kenney on Route 69 in the Waterbury suburb of Prospect on April 27, 2007.
Matthew Kenney was “a well-liked seventh grader” and riding his bicycle along the side of the road when Weaving hit and killed the boy.
Here’s the part that gets me: The criminal is suing Kenney’s parents for “contributory negligence” because Kenney wasn’t wearing a bike helmet. Weaving has endured “great mental and emotional pain and suffering,” wrongful conviction and imprisonment, and the loss of his “capacity to carry on in life’s activities.”
Not only that, while Weaving’s legal fees are waived because he’s indigent, Kenney’s parents have to hire a lawyer for their defense.