The survivor of a Dec. 17 three-way murder as well as the estate of among the sufferers has actually submitted a suit versus the proprietors of the casino site where the case occurred.This week Megan
LeDeau, little girl of target Cheryl Larsen, and also Timothy Edwards submitted a civil fit in area court versus Taco Reward of Great Falls as well as Trohn LLC, working as Emerald green City Casino site affirming neglect as well as wrongful death.On Dec. 17
, 2019, Larsen, 53; Wendy Joanne Carlson, 60; and also Steve Mitchell Hale, 61, were eliminated and also determined by Waterfall Region Constable Jesse Slaughter.GFPD, various other companies examining three-way murder; Lincoln Elementary shut today as a result of closeness of occurrence
The event was explored by the Great Falls Cops Division, Federal Bureau of Investigations, the United State Marshals Solution, the Montana Division of Justice's Department of Offender Examination as well as the Waterfall Region Constable's Workplace and also authorities called Ricky Lee Gardipee, 41, of Great Falls as the suspect in the murder as well as he was fired by replacement united state Marshals on 26th Road South around 5:40 a.m. on Dec. 17.
The examination has actually been finished and also right now, no criminal fees have actually been submitted, Waterfall Region Lawyer Josh Racki informed The Electric on April 28.
Racki stated he is incapable to launch the examination records considering that a coroner's inquest right into the police capturing is still pending. It's been postponed as a result of COVID-19 and also hasn't been set up, yet might happen in late summertime, Racki said.According to the
Montana Division of Corrections, Gardipee additionally passed the complying with pen names: Billy Komeotis, Billy Lee Komeotis, Billy Lee Komeothis, Billy Komeotis and also Ricky Komeotis.His rap sheet, according to DOC consisted of
sentences for break-in, attack on a policeman, failing to sign up as a terrible wrongdoer, burglary, criminal belongings of hazardous medications, bogus as well as burglary.Larsen, among the sufferers, was out on bond at the time
of the capturing, according to the area lawyer's office.In the claim, they say that Emerald green City Online casino stopped working
to supply ample protection for clients; fell short to have a guard offered; fell short to give and also set up panic switches; stopped working to shut or limit accessibility throughout hrs which are most typical for online casino break-ins as well as various other criminal task, to name a few failings.According to the legal action, Taco Reward has the building as well as has usual proprietors, workers, internet site as well as advertising and marketing of Emerald green City Casino Site at 1701 10th Ave. S.According to the legal action, Gardipee was "permitted to go into"the gambling establishment concerning 1:45 a.m., and also was "equipped with a weapon as well as planned to dedicate a burglary. "In the match, complainant's declare that was welcomed as well as introduced the gambling establishment by the gambling establishment assistant." No protection check or testing was carried out of Gardipee, as well as he was not asked any kind of concerns prior to being enabled to go into the gambling enterprise,"according to the suit.Shortly after getting in, according to the claim, Gardipee strolled throughout the online casino with a weapon in hand to burglarize the gambling establishment and also clients. Throughout that time, according to the fit, Gardipee "fired all the clients and also employees in the gambling establishment, consisting of Cheryl Larsen. Complainant Timothy Edwards got in the online casino after Gardipee had actually currently fired 3 individuals as well as was proactively burglarizing the customers as well as online casino. Quickly later on, Timothy Edwards was additionally fired as well as burglarized by Gardipee inside the properties. "Larsen passed away inside the online casino, according to the legal action as well as details launched by police at the
time.Edwards was fired in the head, according to the suit. He had actually left the online casino as well as police authorities located him at the healthcare facility after the capturing, according to police launches as well as instructions in December.