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BREAKING NEWS: Jury deliberating 2003 wrongful death case

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Jury members involved in the wrongful death case filed on behalf of the famly of a 13-year-old Clay City Jr.-Sr. High School against the Clay Community School Corporation have adjourned for deliberations.

In November 2003, Kodie Pipes collapsed while shooting free throws at eighth-grade basketball practice. Although CPR was administered immediately, Pipes was pronounced dead after being transported to the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

Autopsy reports determined that Pipes died of heart failure.

The case started Monday afternoon in Clay Superior Court.


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How on earth is it the Schools' fault. They did not know that he had a heart condition. Unless he did not have a physical and they let him play. Still I don't think that the school is liable. I am sorry for the loss of this young child but I am not too sure how the school is at fault for this one can someone explain.

-- Posted by beautiful978 on Thu, Dec 13, 2007, at 2:50 PM

this is exactly the reason that people are hesitant to helpothers. the parent need to be thankful that they tried to help him. this is so sick,

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Dec 13, 2007, at 3:31 PM

I don't see how the school corporation was at fault here, they didn't give birth to him, raise him or know about his health, only a mother would know that. His life was cut short, his parents should be thankful for the time he was here and grateful that there were some real parents at the gym that night who worked so hard and did their best to save him.

-- Posted by jasper1 on Thu, Dec 13, 2007, at 7:22 PM


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