Putnam Family Files Wrongful Death Suit - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/1/03

Putnam Family Files Wrongful Death Suit

The family of the Texas Tech graduate killed in a hit and run boating accident, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of the suspect boat.

23-year-old Laura Putnam was killed at Lake LBJ on Memorial Day after an accident in which she was thrown from a boat. Her body was found about two weeks later.

On Monday, Frank Branson, attorney for the Putnam family, filed the lawsuit against Berkley and Vincent Dawson. They are two prominent businessmen and brothers from San Antonio. The Dawsons hosted a gathering at their Horseshoe Bay vacation home on Memorial Day weekend, but their lawyer says they were sleeping at the time of the fatal crash. They have not been named as suspects in this case.

Branson says the timing of the lawsuit was done intentionally to coincide with the upcoming 4th of July weekend.

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