Former Teacher Shot by 6-Year-Old Student Moves Forward with $40 Million Lawsuit Against Newport News Public Schools

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Abby Zwerner, a former school teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, is now heading to trial in her lawsuit following a tragic incident. Zwerner was shot by her own 6-year-old student in her classroom. The judge has ruled that her $40 million lawsuit against Newport News Public Schools can proceed. Attorneys Diane Toscano, Kevin Biniazan, and Jeffrey Breit, representing Zwerner, expressed their satisfaction with the decision. They stated that this victory brings them closer to holding the Newport News School Board accountable for their actions. In November, Circuit Court … Read more

Tragic Shooting on Southern California Freeway: Man Found Guilty of Murdering 6-Year-Old Boy

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A 26-year-old man from Orange County, California, has been found guilty of fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy who was on his way to kindergarten in his mother’s car on a Southern California freeway. Marcuz Eriz has been convicted of murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and the personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury and death. He now faces a potential sentence of 40 years to life in state prison. The tragic incident occurred on May 21, 2021, when Aiden Leos was killed in a car-to-car shooting on the … Read more

Jury Deliberates Fate of Accused in Tragic 2021 Freeway Shooting of 6-Year-Old

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The trial of Marcus Anthony Eriz, a man accused of fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy on an Orange County freeway in 2021, concluded on Wednesday, and the jury is now deliberating the case. The central issue for the jury to consider is Eriz’s intent and state of mind when he fired his Glock 17 9mm at the car driven by Joanna Cloonan, resulting in the death of her son, Aiden Leos. Eriz, now 26, and his defense team acknowledged that he discharged his weapon at the car. However, his defense attorney … Read more

Mother of Slain 6-Year-Old Downey Boy Awarded $30 Million in Landmark Verdict Against LAUSD Employee

NORWALK, Calif. – A jury in Norwalk has awarded $30 million to the mother of a 6-year-old boy from Downey who died in 2019 after being beaten by a former Los Angeles Unified School District employee. Dayvon Taylor lost his life the day after Christmas while under the care of Martin Brand, a former coach at Normandie Middle School and the child’s godfather. Kenya Taylor, Dayvon’s mother, expressed her grief, stating, “My son didn’t deserve to die at all. He was a happy child.” The tragic incident occurred after Dayvon was taken to the hospital … Read more