Family Files Lawsuit Against MTA Over Deadly Stabbing

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A lawsuit has been filed against the MTA in connection with a deadly stabbing.

The family of the victim claims the Metropolitan Transit Authority did not have proper security when Jesse Garay, 59, was killed during a confrontation last month at the Hollywood Red Line station.

The lawsuit was filed Friday morning. Janie Garay, Jesse’s mother,  is seeking damages for funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering and loss of companionship.

Police later arrested a transient, 33-year-old Gene Sim, in connection with the crime. No charges have been filed and Sim is being held on a parole violation.

The deadly incident was the first on the subway, since it opened in 1993.

The MTA has no comment on the lawsuit.

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