Cape May Court House: A Death in the Night by Lawrence Schiller

By Lawrence Schiller

Not anyone in Cape may possibly courtroom condominium, New Jersey, used to be shocked whilst Eric Thomas, a well-liked younger general practitioner, sued the Ford Motor corporation for the wrongful dying of his pregnant spouse, Tracy, after a minor coincidence regarding their robust Explorer. sponsored by means of the scientific examiner’s findings, the lawsuit claimed that the Explorer’s air bag inflated improperly, inflicting accidents that ended in Tracy’s suffocation.But this doubtless uncomplicated product-liability case quickly developed into whatever a long way darker and extra complex…After an exhaustive research, Ford grew to become the tables, alleging that Tracy Thomas didn't die from accidents as a result of a faulty air bag. She died due to guide strangulation. Now, it was once the defendant, the large automaker Ford, who turned a de facto prosecutor, with plaintiff Eric Thomas, a passenger within the Explorer, accused of murdering his spouse…

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It made her pause for a moment; she was so used to seeing pictures of Tracy, smiling, hair cut short, proudly holding Alix. ” “No,” Doris told her. ” No sooner had she spoken then she regretted that she had inadvertently added to her granddaughter’s confusion. That night Eric told the Roses he had removed photographs of Tracy from the house on the advice of a child psychologist. He told the Roses not to talk about Tracy in Alix’s presence. This puzzled Doris. The conversation flared into an argument.

Gross reported that the cause of death was blunt force trauma with asphyxia. AIR BAG PLAYED ROLE IN MIDDLE TOWNSHIP WOMAN’S DEATH . . air bag was among several elements mentioned in the report Gross completed this week. “The positioning of Tracy Thomas in the vehicle at the time of impact, as well as the pregnancy and the effects of restraints and the sudden deployment of the air bag” were contributing factors, Gross said. In response to deaths caused by air bags, a consumer outcry, federal safety regulators last month gave United States automakers approval to install less powerful air bags in new cars and trucks.

Eric agreed to bring Alix to Wendy’s house for her third birthday so that the Roses could have a party for their granddaughter. On 55 Lawrence Schiller August 10th, when Doris opened Wendy’s kitchen door, she found Eric, Alix, and a young woman she recognized from the picture on Eric’s refrigerator as Stephanie. She was pregnant. “I want you to know that I’ve remarried,” Eric said. In fact, he had married Stephanie a month earlier, on July 11, 1998, soon after she divorced her husband, Sean Haley.

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