Louisville high school coach indicted in wrongful death of 15 year old player.
West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Pleasure Ridge Park High School, located in Louisville, Kentucky, football coach was indicted yesterday by a grand jury. The coach, David Jason Stinson, was charged with reckless homicide, by the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney’s office, in the wrongful death of 15 year old offensive lineman Max Gilpin last August, reported the Associated Press (AP).
Apparently Stinson, acting in his first year as head coach, at the Louisville high school, was directing a team practice on August 20, 2008. The player dropped on the field and was transported to the hospital semiconscious by emergency medical personnel after a 911 call by the assistant coach, Steve Deacon.
The young boy died three days later. An autopsy was not performed but the coroner’s office stated Gilpin appeared to have died from complications from heat stroke. Gilpin’s parents and their personal injury lawyer sued Stinson and five assistant football coaches in state court accusing them of the negligence and reckless disregard in the wrongful death of their son.
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