Man Arrested For Deadly Stabbing at Circle W Bar & Grill
WSFA 12 reports that a deadly stabbing occurred in the early morning hours on July 20, 2019 at Circle W Bar and Grill located at 13855 Lee Rd 379, Valley, AL 36854. One person was killed as a result.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Phillip Warren Wood, age 50, was arrested following the incident. He was charged with murder and then released from the Lee County Detention Facility after putting up a $100,000 bond. The deceased victim has since been revealed as Sidney Austin Harmon.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 34-749-5651 or the Lee County Crime Stoppers Tip line at 1-888-522-7847.
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Legal Options Open to Victims of Bar Stabbings and Their Families
Attorney Contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney works closely with victims of violent crimes in civil cases. Below we have asked him to share some of his legal insight on the options available to bar stabbing victims and their families:
“What bar stabbing and other violent crime victims should first know is that property owners are legally obliged to ensure the safety of all their employees and customers on or around the premises. To do this, owners can offer adequate security on site, which may include things like video surveillance, parking lot lighting, security guards at the door, and metal detectors. The list goes on, but the point is that the level of security on the property must be adequate enough to protect patrons from preventable dangers. So when a stabbing does take place on or around a place of business, the victim or their family should really consider whether or not adequate security was supplied. If it was not, then the violent crime victim may have a lawsuit on the grounds that the property owner was negligent in their duties of protecting its customers.”
“Additionally, though, a victim’s attorney is going to need to prove more than just inadequate security in bringing a lawsuit against a property owner. In fact, a victim’s attorney must also be able to show that the crime that occurred on site was reasonably foreseeable. For example, if a bar owner knows that shootings and stabbings are becoming more prevalent nearby, decides not to take precaution, and then someone is hurt or killed, he or she may be held liable for the crime. To be clear, however, both inadequate security and a reasonably foreseeable crime must be presented by the victim’s attorney in order for a lawsuit to be considered valid against a property owner.”
So if you or someone close to you has been affected by a bar stabbing, please do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced attorney. We highly recommend that you contact one of our crime victim attorneys today to discuss all of your legal options.
Location of Circle W Bar & Grill in Valley, Alabama
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