LANCASTER — The father of a mentally disabled man who was beaten to death at a Garrard County group home has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the home’s operator and the employee who has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in his death.
Anthony Akridge, father of Shaun Akridge, filed the complaint against Community Ties of America and Tyler Brock last week in Garrard Circuit Court. It seeks an unspecified amount of compensatory and punitive damages from the defendants, alleging they were negligent and failed to provide proper care for Shaun Akridge, who was beaten and kicked to death in June 2011 while a resident at a group home in Paint Lick.
Brock, 22, of Corbin, pleaded guilty earlier this month to second-degree manslaughter and knowingly abusing Akridge in exchange for a recommended prison sentence of 20 years. He is scheduled to be formally sentenced July 20 by Garrard Circuit Judge Hunter Daugherty and will have to serve only four years of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.