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Family Blames Toys R Us for Death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CN) - Toys R Us let an employee bring a gun to work and he killed a co-worker with it, the late man's family claims in court.

Michelle Damron, mother of the late Donald Damron, sued Toys 'R' Us, Exel Global Logistics and Solutions Staffing in Franklin County Court, claiming their negligent hiring led to her son's death.

The complaint states: "On or about December 2, 2010, Donald Damron was working at the direction of the staff at the Toys 'R' Us premises by staff supervised and/or employees of Solutions, Toys 'R' Us and/or Exel.

"Toys 'R' Us and/or Exel required seasonal employees at the Toys 'R' Us premises and utilized a substantial number of the employees through Solutions.

"Plaintiff decedent had been placed at the Toys 'R' Us premises less than a week prior to his death from another client/customer of Solutions.

"Solutions advertises that it has stringent screening procedures so employees, such as Donald Damron, had every right to feel safe in the working environment.

"On or about December 2, 2010, Donald Damron was shot and killed by another employee, Eric Hamilton, on the Toys 'R' Us premises."

Damron's parents seek compensatory and punitive damages for negligent hiring and retention and wrongful death.

They are represented by Laura Mills, with Mills, Mills, Fiely and Lucas, of Wadsworth, Ohio.

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