Jury members involved in the wrongful death case filed on behalf of the family of Kodi Braden Pipes, a 13-year-old Clay City Jr.-Sr. High student against the Clay Community School Corporation returned a verdict in favor of the family Thursday afternoon.
Pipes's mother, Ronna Timberman, was awarded $250,000 and his father, John Pipes II, was awarded $175,000 in damages.
Kodi Pipes collapsed while shooting free throws at eighth-grade basketball practice in November 2003. Following his collapse, CPR was administered immediately and Pipes was later pronounced dead after being transported to the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. An autopsy determined heart failure was the cause of his death.
"Justice was served today," Timberman said. "I just hope that this doesn't happen again to anyone else."
The Brazil Times will provide further information about this case as it becomes available.