Police identify victims in Petco Park deaths; attorney says family intends to file wrongful death suit

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San Diego Police said their deaths were under investigation and added that the deaths ‘appear suspicious’

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in the police california have identified the woman and the child who had fallen to his death during a San Diego Padres sports over the weekend, and a lawyer representing the family says a lawsuit is in the works.

Raquel Wilkins, 40, fell on the railing of the third-level dining area at the ballpark on Saturday. Granthshala 5 San Diego reported citing local law enforcement. She was holding her son, 2-year-old Denzel Browning-Wilkins, who also died in the fall.

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Petco Park death: Witness says mother lost balance after jumping on bench with child

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A native of the area, Wilkins was a teacher at the California Virtual Academies.

Daniel Gillian, the lawyer representing the family, told Granthshala 5 San Diego The family wants to file a wrongful death suit. He did not offer a timeline or say who the lawsuit would be named as a defendant.

“When you are taking money from people and earning big money, they should not drop six stories to their death from a bench right next to a fence,” said the lawyer. “All ways to avoid it.”

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San Diego police said the deaths were under investigation, noting that the deaths “looked suspicious.” San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria also told the station on Monday that “there were unusual circumstances in this case that we continue to investigate.”

Witnesses have said that they saw Wilkins jumping onto a table bench near a railing while holding her child and lost her balance before eventually falling.

Witnesses said they saw the victim jumping on tables and benches near a railing.

Police said the boy’s father was at the ballpark for the game. Gillian said he was not representing the father.


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