WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) -The defendant in the wrongful death civil lawsuit of 2-year old Wilder McDaniel has replied to that civil claim. Lawyers for James Staley III replied on his behalf in a Dallas court filing.
Staley is denying any wrong doing. The lawsuit which was filed in March claims Staley is responsible in the death of Wilder.
We have also learned that the McDaniel’s lawsuit is asking for $40,000,000 in damages in the Wrongful Death lawsuit. That is according to court documents filed in Dallas.
James Staley’s attorney’s are also demanding a trial by jury and have also filed a Change of Venue motion for the case to be moved to Wichita County where the alleged wrong doing occurred.
The lawsuit claims Staley is responsible for the death of the 2-year old in October of 2018.
Staley is being represented by the insurance company that holds the policy on his homeowners insurance.
News Channel 6 has reached out to one of the attorney’s on the side of Amber and Bubba McDaniel, the Plantiffs in the case, for their reaction to this filing.