A former Mississippi police officer who shot and killed a sleeping woman is supposed to pay her four children a quarter million dollars for aches and pains and a total of more than $300,000 to cover medical attention, their Aunt said in a lawsuit.
Matthew Keene was in uniform and on duty when he shot Dominic Clayton in the head in what he claimed was a welfare check. In 2019, according to suit. It was also said that Kinney was married and that Clayton wanted his full commitment.
Kinne is serving a life sentence, pleading guilty to the death penalty.
Court records show that a hearing is scheduled for Thursday in federal district court to decide how much Kinne will have to pay to Clayton’s 11- to 17-year-olds. Senior Judge Glenn H. Davidson wrote that the decision in Kin’s case would not affect claims against the City of Oxford and the other defendants.
The Daily Journal reported that Davidson ordered the payment from Kin after failing to respond to the lawsuit.
A statement filed Monday by Clayton’s sister, Xuean Clayton, said the youngest child, an 8-year-old boy, found the body. Her brother, then about 15 years old, went for help and stopped his two sisters from seeing their mother’s body, it said.
All four regularly have nightmares, and the girls are seeing a therapist twice a week, Xuan Clayton wrote. The boys have not sought treatment, but should get it, she wrote.
The affidavit also seeks $200,000 to cover money that Dominic Clayton, who earned $30,000 a year at Chipotle’s restaurants, would have spent more than 10 years on his children.
It is not known whether the Clayton family plans to present any other evidence or live testimony during the hearing, the newspaper reported. The family’s leading lawyer, Carlos Moore of Granada – president of the National Bar Association – will be in Italy for a meeting of the bar association’s international associates. The newspaper reported that he tried unsuccessfully to delay the federal court hearing.