Judge: Parents can sue N.J. college in son's death

Posted: November 12, 2011

The parents of a Sewell freshman who died mysteriously in 2006 can continue their wrongful-death lawsuit against the College of New Jersey, a judge ruled Thursday.

Susan and John Fiocco claim lax security may have allowed a stranger to enter a dormitory on the Ewing, N.J., campus and kill their 19-year-old son, John Jr. Fiocco's blood was found around a trash compactor, and his body was found in a Bucks County landfill a month later. Police have made no arrests in the case.

A Superior Court judge ruled that the college was not shielded from liability because a jury could conclude the school was negligent or allowed a dangerous situation to exist.

The parents' lawyer, Christine O'Hearn, told the Times of Trenton the family looked forward to a fair resolution of the case. College spokeswoman Stacy Schuster told the newspaper the truth about Fiocco's death might never be known. - AP

comments powered by Disqus
|
|
|
|
|