Mother of Blount County teen killed in accidental shooting files

Mother of Blount County teen killed in accidental shooting files $1.5 million lawsuit

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Skyler Boring (source: family) Skyler Boring (source: family)
MARYVILLE (WATE) - The mother of a Blount County teenager killed in an accidental shooting has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against the teen charged in the incident as well as three other individuals.

Amy Boring filed the suit in Blount County Circuit Court Tuesday against Dennis Dinwiddie, Cedrick Grindstaff, Donald Wilson and Daniel Bishop, seeking damages in the death of her then 17-year-old son Skyler Boring.

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Dinwiddie, 18, was charged with delinquency pursuant to criminally negligent homicide last week in Blount County Juvenile Court. Officials did not release his name because he was 17 at the time of the shooting.

Ms. Boring alleges in the suit that Skyler was on property owned by Wilson and Bishop on May 28, 2013 when Dinwiddie retrieved a loaded shotgun. The suit says Dinwiddie "failed to act with due care in the handling of the firearm, thereby causing it to discharge, striking Skyler Boring in the upper right chest."

Skyler Boring was later pronounced dead at UT Medical Center.

In the suit, Ms. Boring says Wilson and Bishop, as owners of the property, and Grindstaff as owner of the weapon, should have known the loaded shotgun was on the premises, not in a secured location, and that minors were on the premises. She also alleges Wilson and Bishop did nothing to make sure the shotgun was in a secure place and did not instruct Dinwiddie not to use it.

More details: Read the full lawsuit [PDF]

Ms. Boring is seeking $1.5 million in damage from the four defendants, saying she lost the value of her son's life and the "society, companionship, love and affection" of her son.
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