In July 2011, 46-year old John Massie and 39-year old Benjamin Hawkins were both enjoying their Las Vegas vacations partying with friends at the now closed O’Sheas casino on the Las Vegas strip. While the gentlemen had never met, the events of that evening would impact them and their families potentially for the rest of their lives. If you have lost a family member in a Las Vegas wrongful death accident, contact Benson and Bingham today to start discussing your case.
Mr. Hawkins entered a bathroom at O’Sheas and he has testified that Mr. Massie made a comment pertaining to Mr. Hawkins race and the fact that he was wearing a yellow shirt. Events escalated, to the point where Mr. Hawkins punched Mr. Massie in the face. As Mr. Massie fell to the floor, he died from the blunt force of his head striking the floor. Mr. Hawkins contends that he struck Mr. Massie out of self-defense, but the Clark County DA’s office disagreed and charged Mr. Hawkins with involuntary manslaughter.
This week, Mr. Hawkins was tried in Clark County courts, and was judged guilty in the Southern Nevada wrongful death accident. Mr. Hawkins now faces a maximum sentence of 4 years in jail due to the accident. If your immediate relative has been killed in a Clark County wrongful death tragedy, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.
Benson and Bingham is one of Las Vegas’ leading personal injury law firms. Our attorneys have successfully been a part of Las Vegas vehicle accident cases, workplace injury cases and even Las Vegas casino injury cases. We even can represent people injured in casinos outside of Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada when the company’s corporate parent is based in Nevada. Please contact us today for your free legal consultation.