The family of a man who died after being strapped face down on a stretcher and died are now filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the two Illinois paramedics charged with his murder, and the ambulance service they were employed at.
Peter J. Cadigan, 50 and Peggy Jill Finley, 45, are now facing first-degree murder charges in the death of Earl Moore Jr., 35, who suffocated to death after the two EMTs strapped Moore into the stretcher face down – also called a prone position.
The pair appeared in Sangamon County Courthouse via video link on Thursday. They did not waive their right to a preliminary hearing that was scheduled for Friday at 9am.
They are currently being held in the Sangamon County Jail in Springfield on $1 million bond each, ABC News reported.
The wrongful death lawsuit was announced on Thursday during a press conference. as Moore’s grieving mother, Rosena Washington wept, saying, ‘they tied him down like some kind of animal … they killed him.’ She is now…