WENY News - Mother of Slain College Student Sues Cornell for $20M

Mother of Slain College Student Sues Cornell for $20M

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Anthony Nazaire was stabbed to death in 2016 Anthony Nazaire was stabbed to death in 2016

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – The mother of an Ithaca College student who was fatally stabbed after a party on Cornell University's campus in 2016 is suing Cornell and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity for $20 million.

Katia Toussaint is reportedly suing on the grounds that inadequate security contributed to her son, Anthony Nazaire's, death.

Toussanit is reportedly suing on damage claims for loss of companionship, medical and funeral expenses and loss of income.

Nagee Green fatally stabbed Nazaire. In November 2017, Green was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The lawsuit also claims there was inadequate policing and the fraternity understaffed and improperly supervised the party.

The lawsuit was filed in the Kings County Supreme Court.

“Anthony Nazaire and his family remain very much in the thoughts of the Cornell University community," Joel Malina, Cornell University vice president for university relations, told the New York Post. "As with all active litigation, we are not able to offer comment while the case is pending.”

The lawsuit says, “Defendants were negligent and acted in concert with others, knowing that the others' conduct constituted a breach of duty, and compounded each others negligence, thereby causing a dangerous environment.”

According to our media partner, the Elmira Star Gazette, the fraternity and family's lawyer have declined to comment.

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