Doña Ana County, NM - LAS CRUCES - A federal jury in Las Cruces has found Doña Ana County responsible for the wrongful death of a 34-year-old Nevada man and awarded his estate $575,000 in damages.
In addition, jurors found the county negligent in the hiring, training and supervising of then-sheriff's Deputy Carlos Montoya, who fatally shot Megan Dylan Causey once in the neck July 2, 2007, as the man and his 6-year-old son were driving from Causey's parents home at 5080 Chiricahua Trail in Doña Ana. Deputies were responding to a reported domestic disturbance when Causey tried to drive away in a van, got stuck in a patch of rocks, and failed to respond to Montoya's orders to stop.
"Within 25 seconds, he was shot and killed," said Albuquerque attorney Richard Sandoval, who represented Causey's now 9-year-old son with co-counsel Kenneth Downes.
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ESTATE OF MEGAN CAUSEY
Posted by JODI5150 on
7/27/2010 8:09 PM
YEA I'M THAT 6YR OLD'S MOM.& TRUST AND BELIEVE THIS......EVERYONE IS ONLY CATCHING HALF OF IT..THAT F--KING COP DIDN'T EVEN SAY ONE THING TO MEGAN...HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR GUN ALREADY IN HAND...THIS HERE WAS STRAIGHT MURDER.....NOT ONLY THAT AFTER SHOOTING HIM THREW THE NECK WITH A 40cal AND SAYING IN HIS DEPICITION WHEN ASKED BY RICK WAS THE CHILD IN YOUR SIGHT'S HE SAID YES THAT'S WHY HE HESATED FOR A SECOND CAUSE IF MY SON WOULD OF MOVED A INCH IT COULD OF HIT HIM,WHEN MEGAN GOT OUT OF HIS VAN FOR HELP THE OTHER COP SAYING HE DIDN'T KNOW MEGAN WAS SHOOT TASED HIM WHEN THAT STILL DIDN'T TAKE HIM DOWN THAT MOTHER F--KEN CARLOS ALSO TASED HIM......WHAT THE F--K IS THAT.....AND LET'S NOT FORGET THOSE GOOD PARENT'S 911.......MEGAN DIDN'T DESERVE TO GO OUT LIKE THIS AND THEN FOR THEM TO TRY SAYING EVERYTHING MEGAN HAD DONE WRONG THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT PIG MURDERING HIM....IF ANY OF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE DETAILS HIT ME UP CAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH NO ONE WILL EVERY HEAR CAUSE THE CAN'T LOOK ANY WORSE THEN THEY HAVE.....24 SECONDS..............24 F--KING SECONDS ....COME ON 575K YEA RIGHT......PRISON IS WERE THIS COP HAS GOT TO GO....I JUST WONDER IF HE EVER THINKS OF MEGAN'S SON WHEN HE'S KISSING HIS KID'S GOODNITE....... MEET NOT ...WHAT IS THIS SAYING TO US.COME ON I NEED PEOPLE BACKING MINE & MEGAN SON... THANKS FOR HEARING SOME OF THE TRUTH...........JODI