Family upset over outcome of wrongful death lawsuit - KMOV.com

Family upset over outcome of wrongful death lawsuit

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

This week, a judge ruled that a 911 dispatcher's mistake cost the city of St. Louis half a million dollars.

25-year-old Jessica Thompson and 32-year-old Tony Jordan were murdered by Thompson's boyfriend, 39-year-old Adrian Houston, at an apartment complex on the 5800 block of Cabanne Drive back in July 2014.

The shooting came approximately 40 minutes after Thompson called 911.

Their deaths were the result of an operator giving officers the wrong address.

On Monday, a settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed by their families.

Thompson's grandmother, Edith J. Foster, will received $300,000 for her wrongful death and her attorneys will get $200,000.

As for the Jordans, a judge ruled that because Tony Jordan didn't dial 911 himself, the city isn't liable for what happened to him.

"I couldn't take it," said Ariana Jordan.

Ariana is the oldest of Tony Jordan's 6 children.

"It shouldn't make a difference on who called, two people got shot," she said

"For them to say that they don't qualify for it because he didn't call the police, but he died to help her, that's not right," said Jessica Williams.

Williams is the mother of one of Jordan's children. Despite the decision, Williams is determined to seek justice for her daughter.

"We're going to keep coming, we're going to keep appealing," said Williams. "Whatever we have to do, it's going to get done." 

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