Lawsuit Filed in 8-Year-old's Fatal Fall

Saturday, May 4, 2013  |  Updated 3:43 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Lawsuit Filed in 8-Year-old's Fatal Fall

Getty Images / Scott Olson

A father of an 8-year-old boy who fell six stories to his death from a window at a Stamford housing complex has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city's housing authority.

The Stamford Advocate reports Zhongxin (Jong-shin) Jason of New Providence, N.J. is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit, which was filed in Superior Court in February.

The lawsuit argues safety measures should have been installed on the windows in the hallway outside the Rippowam Manor apartment where the boy's mother lived.

The 8-year-old, Alexander Wu, died after pushing through a screen on an open window in June 2012 and falling to a patio six stories below.

City attorneys did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the lawsuit.

Associated Press/NBC Connecticut

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
9/27-9/28 - Get Fit With NBC Connecticut!
The Health & Wellness Festival is back in... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out