A Staten Island judge has made may for nearly $4M in payments to the family of Eric Garner in a wrongful death settlement. Garner was murdered (don’t get it twisted) in 2014 after being placed in a chokehold by a cop, who still has his job.
Reports the New York Post:
The judge is still weighing how much to award in attorneys fees, according to attorney Lorraine Coyle who represents Garner’s 3-year-old daughter, Legacy Jayleen Garner-Miller.
Garner’s youngest child and his widow, Esaw Snipes, will received the largest shares, according to family attorney Jonathan Moore.
Snipes will receive around $1.4 million while Garner-Miller will get close to $1.3 million, according to Moore.
“I’m very happy that Legacy is going to be getting an increase in funds from what was originally proposed,” Coyle said, adding that the original amount was under $1 million.
Garner’s other daughters– Erica and Emerald Snipes– will each be paid $163,600. Their older brother Eric will get $204,00 and their younger brother Emery, who is a minor, will receive $482,000.
Still being determined is how much will be distributed in legal fees.
Trust that the Garner family would rather have Eric back.
Rest in peace Eric Garner.