- Associated Press - Friday, May 29, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office and Alexandria’s utility department, saying a prisoner working for the city on a work crew wasn’t properly supervised when he escaped and later shot and killed the man’s daughter.

The Town Talk (https://townta.lk/1ABfxf5 ) reports John Kite filed the suit Thursday in the 9th Judicial District Court. His daughter, Johnnie Kite, was killed in June 2014.

John Kite says the defendants failed to supervise inmate McKennedy Armstead, who was on a work-release detail with the city’s utility department last summer when he left his work site in a city truck. Police say Armstead shot Johnnie Kite and then himself. Armstead’s relationship with the victim is unclear.

Officials said they could not comment on pending litigation.


Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com

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