The family of a California woman who was killed by Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock is now suing his estate for $45million.
Court documents show that Keri Galvan’s husband, Justin Galvan, and their three children, who are based in Thousand Oaks, California, are named in a creditor’s claim that was electronically filed on Wednesday in Nevada’s Clark County district court.
According to the court documents, which were obtained by The Blast, each of 31-year-old Keri’s children and her husband have requested $10million compensation from Paddock’s estate.
Her husband has asked for an additional $5million for the emotional distress he experienced because he had been there when she died.
Keri Galvan (with husband Justin Galvan) was one of mass shooter Stephen Paddock’s 58 victims. Her husband and three children have filed a $45million creditor’s claim on his estate
Keri’s three children are ages two to 10 years old. Court documents show that each child has filed for $10million compensation from Paddock’s estate, while Justin has asked for $15million due to the emotional distress he suffered because Keri died in his arms at the concert
The $45million amount covers, among other things, Keri’s lost wages, funeral costs and the ‘love, companionship, comfort, care’ and more that will be missing following her death
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that she had died in his arms at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1.
Keri’s family said that the $45million would cover, among other things, her lost wages – she had been a server at a Thousand Oaks steakhouse for almost a decade – funeral costs and the ‘love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, and emotional support’ that she can no longer provide to her family following her death, according to the documents.
Shooter Stephen Paddock opened fired from the 32nd floor of the Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500 attending an open-air concert
Keri left behind daughter Paisley, 4, and sons Roman, 10, and Paxton, 2.
Keri was among the 58 people killed when Paddock, 64, on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, opened fire on the attendees of an open-air concert in Las Vegas in October. More than 500 people were injured that day.
Paddock then committed suicide before authorities were able to apprehend him in the hotel room after the shooting stopped.
Keri, who was attending the concert for the second year, was ‘really excited to see Jason Aldean, unfortunately, because she’d never seen him before,’ her sister, Lindsey Poole, of Las Vegas, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Aldean was performing when the shooting started.
The Galvans first met in high school, although they didn’t get into a relationship until Justin was in the US Marine Corps. They married in 2011 and would have celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary just two weeks after she died.